Bald Eagle - 3rd Year

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    Shot last winter at Farmington Bay, Utah.

    I highly reccommend watching the PBS-Nature production "American Eagle" which is currently playing around the U.S.(don't know if the series is broadcast in Canada). It documents a Bald Eagle pairs attempt to raise their young in a very harsh environment. Reminds me of winter around the Great Salt Lake.

    The bald eagle's resurgence is one of the great triumphs of conservation.
    Once nearly extinct, the symbol of America has made an astonishing comeback. From Florida to Alaska, the bald eagle once again flies the skies. And in numbers so great — "many thousands," according to the experts — it was removed from the endangered species list in 2007, although it remains protected.

    Indiana Ivy Nature Photographer, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. loriejeanne 77 months ago | reply

      Beautiful detail -- bald eagles are so common around here that I no longer get excited when I see one. Up until a few years ago, I had never seen one in the wild. I even saw one fly over the city of Royal Oak (which is just a suburb of Detroit). You can hardly mistake an adult for anything else.

    2. RH Miller 77 months ago | reply

      Great shot, Robin... the detail is fantastic!

    3. AlexandraPhotos (mac73t) 77 months ago | reply

      Wow, a stunning shot. Magnificent bird
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    4. Michael Skelton 77 months ago | reply

      Nice shot!

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    5. Bonnie Manevich 77 months ago | reply

      Wow, excellent capture, and commentary on the Bald Eagle.

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    6. Todd Kempf 77 months ago | reply

      Nominated

      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
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    7. Photography Through Tania's Eyes 77 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot. Your lucky to have this as your National Symbol. The Canadian National symbol is the Beaver :)

    8. I am Sina 77 months ago | reply

      great catch!

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    9. Ruthie Kansas 77 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture!

    10. ksbirder 77 months ago | reply

      Great shot!! So majestic they are even though fairly young. I saw the PBS show. Very good.

    11. irinsmith 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Birds of the Southwest US, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      incredible!

    12. Al_HikesAZ 77 months ago | reply

      Great capture. The first time I saw a juvenile bald eagle I wasn't sure what I had seen. I thought is was some sort of hawk. In Arizona our native Bald Eagles have been placed back on the Endangered Species List. We have about 45-55 nesting pair. They are smaller than most Bald Eagles. We have a lot of migratory Bald Eagles but not many native.

    13. niknok2007... 75 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot

    14. Tea Wells 75 months ago | reply

      Wild shot!!!!!
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    15. Photography Through Tania's Eyes 74 months ago | reply

      This is a beautiful close up; thanks for helping me ID my Eagle photo. I was just reading my field guide on Bald Eagles and they do mention the mottled white patches.

    16. Cornell Lab of Ornithology 44 months ago | reply

      This photo appears on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thank you for Birdsharing, and for helping people learn about birds.

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