16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Peregrine Falcon

This young peregrine falcon belongs to a falconer in North Carolina. He's still in training with a falconer. It's very difficult to become a licensed falconer, there are fewer than 4,000 in the entire United States, and only a tiny fraction of those allow the public to participate in falconry experiences.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Weaverville, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © B Q