Haines, Alaska. It was so frigid that no one wanted to move a muscle. I surely did not. I placed my camera on the river’s edge and promptly sat down on a log to take it all in. This place never gets old. Photography was the furthest thing from my mind; I wanted to become one with nature. I could hear the sound of ice cracking against the riverbank as it flowed downstream.
We distinctly heard the eagles chirping and snow crashing to the ground as branches snapped under the weight… it was magical. I saw this bald eagle swoop. Everything seemed to move in slow motion, I took a few steps toward my camera, and I looked through my viewfinder and took this photograph then I moved my eyes away from my camera and watched the eagle land gracefully. Had time stopped just for me?
Moments like this make enduring the cold worthwhile.
Characteristics of Bald Eagles
With feather-free legs and also talons to match, the bald eagle is fully equipped to capture its prey from above. They pierce the vital areas of prey with its back toe while the front toes hold the pursued animal—the eagle’s lunch. We focus on their raw and graceful movements in our pictures of eagles.
Rather large in size, the eagle spans out a body length of 28 to 40 inches. On average boasts a wingspan of 5 to 7 feet or so. The female bald eagle is known to be 25 percent larger than the males.
One of the things I enjoy so much is taking bald eagle pictures. These birds are mainly found in North America with a large population of them in Alaska. The bald eagle’s beak, feet, and also irises are bright yellow. The legs of this beautiful bird are feather-free, and the toes are short and so powerful with large talons. All Eagle images in our collection detail their natural movements. The highly developed talon of the hind toe is used to pierce the vital areas of prey while it is held immobile by the front toes. The beak on this bird is large and also hooked, with a yellow cere. You can vividly see their characteristics and details in our pictures of eagles.
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