Taken near Denver International Airport this morning, this gorgeous raptor was kind enough to pose for me. I was particularly struck by the markings on the head and of course those dangerous looking talons.
The largest of the buteo family in North America, Ferruginous Hawks are oftentimes mistaken for eagles due to their size. You can read more about this cool raptor here.
View more photos of today’s photo excursion in the gallery below the image.