Photo of a Bald Eagle in Flight, Homer, Alaska

By April 17, 2009January 14th, 2016Alaska, Bald Eagle, Wildlife

See the new bald eagle photos.

This photo of a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is quite simply composed but was not quite so simple to execute. The wind was blowing steadily parallel to the sun angle which led to the eagles banking and circling in front of me. But often the underside of the wings were not fully illuminated, or worse, the bird’s gaze was directed a bit too far out of the frame. I’m happy I got one shot where the light, bird and focus all lined up nicely. And room for text as well. 🙂

Bald eagle in flight, wing spread, soaring, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Bald eagle in flight, wing spread, soaring.
Image ID: 22604
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA

A few more photos of bald eagles will be posted in coming days then onto something else!

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!