Bald Eagle Landing, Alaska

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A large group of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was gathered on the snow-covered ground when periodically another eagle would arrive, in flight, and join the group by skimming just over their heads, slowing with wings outstretched, finding a suitable spot amid the crush, and landing with talons scratching across the ice and a clash of raised wings. I got this shot by laying down on the snow directly upwind and waiting for one eagle to land into the wind right at me. I crossed my fingers that the focus on the camera would work. It did.

Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles.
Image ID: 22588
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA

More bald eagle photos from my recent trip to Homer will be posted in the coming days.