Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)
Location: near Tucson, Arizona, USA
Okay, just one more shot of the very photogenic Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis), and then we'll move along to other subjects. This is the same individual that was posing in profile in the previous photos, and flying in the one before that. All of these photos of the Ferruginous Hawk were taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's raptor free-flight display.
For this shot, the elegant Mr. Hawk was nice enough to look directly at the camera. I think he smiled! Note the spiffy feathered leggings, too. He was only about four or five meters away from me, perched on his handler's gloved hand.