Gyrfalcon ready for take-off.
Captive falcons but still wild. Birds in flight shared by Rob Palmer, falconer.
Having performed as expected, she is rewarded with quail for breakfast.
The falconer outfits these birds with GPS for safety.
Look closely on her back and you can see a very lightweight antenna attached to her feathers.
She loves to fly and rest on people's heads.
Guarding her prize.
She, too is rewarded for her flight. Here she is hovering over a bit of quail she snagged from the falconer.
Not still for long, she is ready fly again.
Headed for her prey...
with a serious look of determination in her eye.