Soaring above the waters in Homer, Alaska in the USA, this Bald Eagle has been scoping out the area for a fine looking fish. With his legs fully extended and his sharp talons preparing for the final landing, this Bald Eagle will easily snatch a fish from the hazed over waters.
His wings are spread above its body, which helps the Bald Eagle to slow down his flight pattern while keeping him in the air, they act as a parachute would to a human. A Bald Eagle can see the area below from several hundred feet above the water, with eyesight that is four times sharper than that of a human. The important factor is that while focusing on their forward view, they can see to the sides at the same time.
The talons can lift about four pounds and occasionally a Bald Eagle will try to lift something far to heavy which drags them into the water or along the ground. A great bird of flight that is on the top of its food chain and is considered as the National Emblem of America.... continue below the picture...
Watching a Bald Eagle take to the water's surface in search of a fish is an amazing sight to see. While visiting Homer, Alaska, head to the Homer spit area where the Bald Eagles love to visit. Watch them soar the sky and quickly turn as they swoop down with legs and talons extended ready to capture their next meal.
Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Alaska, Homer, USA