Finley Flies! And in the process he shows off exactly how agile and maneuverable he is by banking his body, wings, and tail 90 degrees to the right while keeping his head perfectly level, thereby keeping his attention fixed on his target destination.
Finley’s an American Kestrel who lives at the International Raptor & Falconry Center, a nonprofit wildlife shelter in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he serves both Mother Nature and us humble humans by giving dramatic and very educational flight demonstrations. Bravo, Finley!
Tech info: Nikon D850 camera with Tamron 150-600mm lens at 360mm, 1/2000 sec. at f/16, ISO 1000.
Image ©2022 James D. Peterson