All posts filed under: Birds

Snowy Morning

A typical snowy morning in New Mexico! The shadows of our ever-present black ravens against a high desert winter sky, just a reminder that they are patrolling their territory. Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo! Title: Snowy Morning This stock image can be purchased in various sizes at: Dreamstime

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl Close-Up

Sometimes just the right situation presents itself and a photograph is born. I was at my neighborhood shopping center, a small cluster of stores around a central plaza, when I spied a gentleman giving a demonstration with several large birds. Now these weren’t just any bird, they were raptors! Glorious powerful creatures that demand your attention. The handler was from the Santa Fe Raptor Center, a sanctuary that rescues injured birds, helps them through rehabilitation and finally releases them back to their natural habitat. That day the handler had brought a red-tailed hawk, a golden eagle and a little burrowing owl as part of their community outreach program. I jumped into my car, raced home for my camera and was back in time to snap several photographs of raptors up close and personal. Image title: Burrowing Owl Close-Up Purchase this microstock image in various sizes, at Dreamstime