rap·ture - 1. the state of mind resulting from feelings of high emotion; joyous ecstasy
Joyous ecstasy are two words that perfectly capture my emotions on Sunday when I came face to face with two amazing birds of prey at ZooAmerica in Hershey, PA.
This is Bliss the golden eagle. Many of the animals come to this zoo in need of rehabilitation. Bliss was infected with the west nile virus. He is better now and has become a wonderful ambassador for his species.
He seemed to have a real bond with his handler.
More photos on my Flickr set: ZooAmerica.
Osgood the barn owl.
I was so excited to get this close to a barn owl. I am surprised these photos were in focus, I was shaking a little.
Various other raptors at Hershey's ZooAmerica...
Okay, not a raptor, but I thought this 1.5 year old alligator was kind of cute.