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Bald Eagle In Flight

By Andysnapper

Still on the Canada trip today so here's a Bald Eagle who very kindly flew about 30 feet above my head. I was really surprised at just how common they are on Vancouver Island, we some them every day and usually close up. They are only slightly smaller than a Golden Eagle and are a sea eagle, they snatch fish from the shallows or attack other birds who have already caught fish. The females are larger than the males with a wingspan of between 79 to 90 inches (males are around 72 to 85 inches) and weigh between 10 to 14 pounds. In the wild they have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years but in captivity can exceed 45 years.



Tags: Birds General Canada Bald eagle Vancouver island Wildlife and nature

Voters: Hermanus, CarolG, M_squared and 21 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Jul 2013 6:38AM
A lovely capture of this beauty Andy !! they seem very similar to our Fish eagles who just have white on the chest as well. A beautiful bird !

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2013 7:24AM
An excellent in flight capture, Andy. Carol
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 7:34AM
A beautiful image.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Jul 2013 8:30AM
A Brilliant inflight image with lovely detail and a gorgeous blue skySmile
A wonderful in flight shot Andy, such a majestic looking bird... GrinGrin

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
29 Jul 2013 9:18AM
Nice capture Andy!! Now I am envious!! Good detail!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:26AM
Top notch ornithological photography. There is clarity in depth thanks to you pin sharp focusing, whilst at the same time you have allowed enough space for this majestic Bird of Prey to move into.

Regards Nathan Grin
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 11:16AM
Great take
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 12:47PM
A really lovely BIF shot
29 Jul 2013 12:49PM
Wonderful bif capture Andy
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 12:57PM
Superb inflight capture of this very obliging bird Andy - Great detail, I should imagine it was diffuclt getting the exposure right against the sky - you have done a wonderful job.
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
29 Jul 2013 7:12PM
Excellent POV and as Nathan says, room to fly into..[composition]. I live on Vancouver Island yet I find baldies in flight to be one of the most difficult images to get. Often the wing or shadow covers the face, or the white burns out, or the wing is clipped ..[slow zoom], or etc. etc.. So Andy, you can be proud of this. TG
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:04PM
Magnificent Andy
29 Jul 2013 10:44PM
Great shot
31 Jul 2013 10:43AM
Great in flight capture, well done
Regards Brian

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