The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is perhaps the most common hawk in North America, with a range stretching from interior Alaska throughout Canada and the lower 48 United States into Mexico and parts of Central America.
This is a portrait of Ranger, a Red-tailed Hawk that was unfortunately struck by a car while hunting, sustaining an injury that left him unable to return to the wild. Today, Ranger resides at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center in southeastern Michigan, where he serves as an “educational ambassador,” enabling visitors the opportunity to meet him and learn more about him. A texture and various digital processing techniques were applied to the image for enhanced artistic effect.
Thanks to the administrators who have featured this image in the following FineArtAmerica groups:
FAA Portraits - Birds, 2/16/2018
A Birding Group - Wings, 2/17/2018
Poetic Poultry, 2/17/2018
10 Plus, 2/23/2018
Animal Photographs, 2/24/2018
Images That Excite You, 2/26/2018