"Barn Owl" - 8 x 6 on stretched canvas
I frequently visit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and one of the highlights there is something called Raptor Free Flight. Harris Hawks, this barn owl, another owl and a raven all fly free and have been trained to swoop in and grab a juicy tidbit (probably a dead mouse) from the handler. This one, with its lovely heart-shaped face, was thoughtful enough to pose for an instant so I could get a picture. It's always a thrill to watch them.