Relaxing in the a.m....
This shot was taken at about 8am, outside the DiPac salmon hatchery here in Juneau. When I arrived, this eagle was standing in the grass, just watching what was going on. Another photographer and I clicked away, amazed that he wasn't flying away, or even bothered by our presence. Eventually, he just decided to lie down... so I did the same.
This was snapped while I was about 5 feet from him, on my belly in the grass.
Chosen as 1st Prize Winner in Juneau Photo Contest 2010 - Color/Anmals
Chosen as Group 5 selection and overall finalist in The Pioneer Woman's 'America' Photo Challenge