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Alaska: July 2015 #38

By handlerstudio  
This was one of two bald eagles we spotted on the boat trip on the Tanana River. The first, I did not get a shot of. It was in the middle of the river with a fish, too big to take off with. He was trying to row to shore with his wings, and we apparently got too close, he gave up on the fish and flew away. This one, even by long telephoto standards, let us get pretty close before he flew away. This was on out way back "home". We had a party to help give later that afternoon. We had met (some face to face, some via email), this near the end of our time in Fairbanks, many people, many climate scientists in a broad range of fields. At our hosts, Chris and Anna, at their suggestion, the four of us threw a pot luck dinner, Chris grilled a large salmon (what else in Alaska?), we all cooked, and many people who had never met each other, and needed to, did.

I was at a climate event earlier, got in late. I will look at your photo in the morning (here in Philadelphia).


Tags: Photo journalism Close-up and macro Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Bad eagle

Voters: ColleenA, jaktis, FrancisChiles and 45 more


ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
10 Jan 2016 5:10AM
Excellent set of images Peter, I love V2 with him looking at you ...
jaktis Plus
18 84 Sweden
10 Jan 2016 5:15AM
A powerful bird

10 Jan 2016 5:45AM
An awesome photo of this bald eagle, worth framing.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 6:10AM
Four fine shots from which my personal favourite if V2.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
10 Jan 2016 6:18AM
Very rare captures,Peter,too good.

CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
10 Jan 2016 6:20AM
Superb captures, Peter.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
10 Jan 2016 6:54AM
Wow ! Four excellent images of this wet beauty Peter !
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
10 Jan 2016 7:28AM
A fine set of this bald eagle and I particularly like V 2 with it staring down your lens barrel.
fotobee Plus
8 4 3 South Africa
10 Jan 2016 7:36AM
This is a truly wild eagle, and part of a great set, Peter ! Regards Martin
10 Jan 2016 8:14AM
Great images. Pleasing DoF.
10 Jan 2016 9:21AM
Love these Peter. Such magnificent birds. Well captured Grin

EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
10 Jan 2016 9:41AM
What a thrill to see on of these magnificent birds in the wild - and to get such good images - congratulations.
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 9:52AM
Wonderful set of the eye contact in V2!! Grin
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 11:21AM
One can only imagine your delight and spotting and capturing this magnificent bird in its natural environment. Great set.

Thanks for sharing Peter

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 12:17PM
Stunning captures of this impressive looking bird Peter.
10 Jan 2016 2:47PM
Great photos,

It's like an updated "Scruff" photo

From mollycatGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 3:51PM
A excellent set of images PeterGrinGrinGrinGrin

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
10 Jan 2016 5:08PM
Excellent Baldie...... Peter.
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 7:53PM
A fine set of this rather scruffy eagle!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
10 Jan 2016 8:32PM
Great to see this eagle roaming wild and free! wonderful shots!
ZoeKemp 9 31 England
10 Jan 2016 9:19PM
stunning eagles. lovely detailed feathers
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 9:27PM
Wonderful shots SmileSmileSmile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2016 3:31AM
That is jaw dropping! What an impressive and magnificent bird Peter! A sight I'd love to see...
I have see India's red fish Eagles but nothing like this! AMAZING...
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
11 Jan 2016 7:24AM
These are fine Eagle studies here. The direct look is special and version four is just super as well. TG
11 Jan 2016 9:47PM
Amazing to see. Cathy
12 Jan 2016 10:47AM
Excellent shot

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