Harris Hawk Dominance

Harris Hawks competing for a perch as dominance contest

Harris Hawks hunt in family groups. Generally the lead female is the alpha, but the new lead male is trying to establish his place, and is pushing her off the top perch on a Saguaro cactus. Shot at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s twice-daily Raptor Free Flight.

Magic Trick

I was delighted to find this image when I went to edit some birthday party shots.  Now THAT is magic! Too bad the kids probably did not see the firey face with the naked eye!