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Can Really Fly
Although cheetahs and pronghorns are lightning quick, they can’t touch the speed of peregrines,
which have been clocked at more than 200 mph. To give you a little perspective, Tony Kanaan set an Indy 500
record this year with an average speed of 187.433 mph. Now you see me, now you don’t.
A P O R T F O L I O B Y J O H N S H E R M A N
Photographer John Sherman
happened upon a peregrine-falcon
aerie while he was out rock-climbing.
Here, an adult peregrine, clutching
its family’s next meal in its talons,
returns to the aerie to feed its chicks,
which Sherman estimates were a
week old when he found them.
Camera: Nikon D7000; Shutter:
1/1000 sec; Aperture: f/8; ISO: 1000;
Focal Length: 500 mm