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Last Chance Forever

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 24 June 2017 in Animal & Insect.

Presented by Last Chance Forever Birds of Prey Conservancy – The Birds of Prey Show at Scarborough Renaissance Festival is an interactive exhibition that incorporates flying and non-flying raptors. Knowledge of basic raptor biology and natural behaviors, insights into the plight of the natural world and the human effects in the balance of living things is shared in a conservation-themed entertainment program.

This bald eagle and some of the other birds are too injured to be set free so they are used to educate the public about birds of prey and how to protect and save them.

The quality of light in this shot is not good but it was very hot, and they wanted to keep the birds in the shade.

*Photo number 3,000 (consecutive) on Aminus3 starting in April 2009

NIKON D5500 1/800 second F/14.0 ISO 1600 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

you are 3000times happier BT

24 Jun 2017 6:31am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

We are not sufficiently aware of the importance of protecting all species. This a serious problem. Thank you that there are people dedicated to this.
Happy 3000 "picture-versary"

24 Jun 2017 9:52am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A great look at this fine bird. Congratulations on reaching 3,000.

24 Jun 2017 10:10am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, that's great persistence and dedication.
This looks like it was a worthwhile visit too.

24 Jun 2017 10:45am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise

24 Jun 2017 11:06am

Devi from Chennai, India

Hearty Congrats B :)))A great number...
and a wonderful shot too!

I am still hoping that Nacho will turn up:)))

24 Jun 2017 3:36pm

@Devi: Sorry, but I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen. It has been a year now, and his mate is coming with another male. They mate for life, and it took her all this time to find a new mate, so we feel like we just have to accept that Nacho was a wonderful and special gift but time has passed and we just have to enjoy the other foxes. Thanks, though. We miss his too!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on 3,000 photos.

24 Jun 2017 7:21pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great shot !

25 Jun 2017 1:35am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A magnificent view of this bald eagle! Beautifully photographed!

25 Jun 2017 2:42am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Toutes mes félicitaitons quelle belle galerie et ce rapace sueprbe.

25 Jun 2017 3:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a great thing that it has begun to protect birds and other animals even when they are injured. Or became ill after bathing. That bird is really handsome and desperately needs a free sky to fly. Now, however, it has security and is taken care of. You have sent a handsome number of photos to us for viewing. Great, thank yo

25 Jun 2017 4:27am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien beau

25 Jun 2017 7:56am

Devi from Chennai, India

I too miss Nacho B...But I am happy she keeps coming back..
May be he has relocated ?

25 Jun 2017 11:32am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great photo to commemorate this milestone!!

26 Jun 2017 12:09am

1/800 second
ISO 1600
300 mm (35mm equiv.)