Masters of the Sky photos

Each year, in a fun and feathery weekend attended by thousands of people, experts from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis bring seven birds of prey, plus a raven to Minnesota to teach people about conservation.  All of the following photos were taken by Chris Mueller & Kristy Clarke of Journey Photography (

A Barn Owl flies silently thru the crowd at one of the programs at CNC.

A Hooded Vulture with a 6-foot wingspan, cruises over the crowd.

A Harris’ Hawk takes flight in front of 250 seventh grade students.

Mischief, a white-naped raven, accepts a donation from a visitor. Understanding the importance of supporting nature, Mischief then carefully drops it in the cash box.