Raptor Fest
 
     
 
 
     
 
raptor fest
Posted: June 18, 2017
 
Raptor Fest was held in Jackson this year on the Snow King softball fields. As usual, it was very well attended.
 
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raptor fest
Posted: June 19, 2016
 
Each year on Father's Day, a family event is held at the Teton Raptor Center. I try to attend every year as it gives me the opportunity to take some photos of the raptors on display.

The tradition of face painting for kids makes for some great photos as well.

When I left the event, I decided to drive Spring Gulch Road to at least scout for future locations. I found one and took a photo. I would like to go back under less contrasty lighting and retake the photo.
 
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raptor fest
Posted: June 21, 2015
 
I attended Raptor Fest in Wilson, WY this afternoon.

This is an annual event that is held on Father's Day. The birds are on display along with music, food and drink.
 
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raptors on the ranch
Posted: August 03, 2013
 
This was the second annual version of this event. I was once again asked by my good friend Emily Nichols to come take photos. She used the photos I took last year in their promotional and communications literature.
 
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raptor fest
Posted: June 16, 2013
 
This was my third year to attend Raptor Fest at the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson, WY. Horned owl pictured above. 
 
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raptors on the ranch
Posted: August 04, 2012
 
This was the first year of this event. I was asked by my good friend Emily Nichols to come take photos. She used the photos I took last year in their promotional and communications literature.
 
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raptor center
Posted: June 17, 2012
 
Each Father's Day, Teton Raptor Center in Wilson WY hosts an open house. I discovered this last year and now this is on my annual calendar. They have a number of raptors out in the open (tethered, of course) where folks can view them. The handlers will also hold the birds as folks gather around for a closer view.

At some point, a handler will let a bird fly away and then return on command. Pretty cool!

Pictured is a Golden Eagle
 
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raptor fest
Posted: June 19, 2011
 
This annual event is held on Father's Day.

You get to see Birds of Prey up close, get to see some of them fly, good food to eat and music to boot.
 
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