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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


After maturity (about 4 years), white head and tail. Otherwise mostly dark brown.


It's not every day that I come across a mature bald eagle perched in a tree only about 20 feet away. And the fact he stayed there and let me snap some shots for about 5 minutes, is almost unheard of. It was actually too close to get the whole bird in my frame with a 400mm lens. In the profile shot you can see the glow of the sun on the bill from behind the bird.

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Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 7 years ago

Thank you, all!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Totally awesome. Thanks for sharing your special story. That is so cool! What a beauty. Love the series. Congratulations!

Marie Cuenca
Marie Cuenca 7 years ago

Great shot for an amazing bird! :-)

Tulip the bear
Tulip the bear 8 years ago

#2 is really cool

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 8 years ago

Thanks everyone for your comments! A very beautiful bird indeed!

MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Wonderful spotting and awesome photos. I really like the middle photo!

KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely photos - I really like number 2!

achmmad 8 years ago

First photos! Cool!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago


Dennis Davenport
Spotted by
Dennis Davenport

Ridgefield, Washington, USA

Spotted on Feb 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

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