Photograph of the hawk was taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona during the Raptor Free Flight demonstration. Raptor Free Flight is a dynamic bird of prey flight demonstration that occurs in the open desert showcasing natural behavior of native birds. See barn owls move like ghosts across the desert or a prairie falcon dive from high in the sky or Harris Hawks soar together.

Raptors are birds that eat live prey and also have excellent vision, sharp talons or toenails, and hooked or curved beaks. Raptors included in the flight program are Harris’ Hawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Gray Hawks, Barn Owls, Great Horned Owls, and Prairie Falcons. Other birds that are included in the Raptor Free Flight are Chihuahuan Ravens and Greater Roadrunners.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson Arizona is rather a zoo displaying the creatures of the surrounding desert in their natural habitats. Located in the middle of the Sonoran desert about a half an hour drive from Tucson, it also provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

  1. Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it. 4.8.2011
  2. Top Ten Winner – ? Black and White – No More Color ? – Birds of Prey in B&W or Sepia – 4.15.2011

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  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Great timing! Amazing

  • Thanks much Kathilee and thanks also for the favorite!

    – Lucinda Walter

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks Barbara.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    what a great capture!!

  • Thanks Linda.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful timing and love the B&W! tony

  • Thank you very much tony for your comments and for the favorite. Much appreciated.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 3 years ago

    Wait at the museum, is it alive! tony

  • Tony it is alive! The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson Arizona is rather a zoo displaying the creatures of the surrounding desert in their natural habitats. Twice a day they have a Raptor Free Flight show that features birds from the Sonaran desert.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • Christopher Cullen
    Christopher Cu...over 3 years ago

    great shot of a very impressive bird

  • Thanks Christopher. It was amazing seeing them in flight and landing almost in front of you.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 3 years ago

    I thought it was but the museum thing confused me. It couldn’t be any more lifelike! :) tony

  • No problem. The word “museum” confuses lots of people. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is quite something to see. If you ever get to Tucson make it a point to visit. Worth the trip.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Trish thank you very much for the feature. I"m honored and thrilled for the recognition. Thanks much.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 3 years ago

    I hope to get back to Arizona someday and I’ll make a point of visiting it. South of Tucson on the road from El Paso there are some huge red rocks periously balanced above the highway that I would love to photograph so it would make sense to continue to Tucson, have a good, authentic Mexican Meal and see the museum! LOL tony

  • That would be the Texas Canyon area right on I10. If you enjoy rocks don’t miss the Chiricahua National Monument US Park. But the best thing NOT to miss is the authentic Mexican meal & maybe a margarita or two. LOL Lucinda

    – Lucinda Walter

  • Jean-Luc Rollier
    Jean-Luc Rollierover 3 years ago

    Magnifique!!!

  • Thank you Jean-Luc. Appreciate your comment and the favorite!

    – Lucinda Walter

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