Sharon Bindon – Falconer

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013
Sharon Bindon – Falconer

The level of mutual trust needed to hold a huge bird of prey in your bare hands is quite extraordinary. Those talons are designed to rip through bare flesh with consummate ease, and yet the bond Sharon has with her birds is so strong that all she gets is a few inevitable scratches. I spent quite a while with Sharon and her birds at her centre after we had shot the hands image, and being so close to them, and being able to photograph them, was a distinct privilege. If ever you’re planning a trip to Cornwall, which is breathtakingly beautiful at this time of year, I strongly recommend you trying to arrange a visit to meet her birds.