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Leroy on Final Approach.  Leroy may believe that he’s a human (the result of early imprinting while being raised in captivity), but he still knows how to fly like a Harris’s Hawk.  He’s demonstrating how amazingly fast, agile, and graceful he can be while positioning himself to land in a juniper tree.  Leroy resides at the International Raptor & Falconry Center, a nonprofit wildlife shelter in Flagstaff, and he loves to show off.<br />
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Tech info: Nikon D850 camera with Tamron 150-600mm lens at 300mm, 1/5000 sec. at f11, ISO 1000.<br />
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Image ©2021 James D. Peterson