The graceful flight of a Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, as it swoops overhead and follows the coastline of the Homer Spit in Alaska, USA.
In this picture of a Bald Eagle, I've captured the motion of the wings as they curl at the tips and provide lift for the bird while the tail feathers provide balance and stability. The talons are safely tucked away during flight but always on the ready to either pluck an unfortunate fish from the water, to land, or in defense.
A Bald Eagle has exceptional eye sight, in fact 4 times better than humans. They can spot fish from several hundred feet above the water, or identify prey in an area of around 3 square miles from 1000 feet up. This bald ... continue below the picture...
... eagle has a determined look in its eye as it moves to a new perch, or has it spotted a tasty looking morsel of food somewhere?
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