Two Bald Eagles in Flight, Alaska

By April 3, 2009January 14th, 2016Alaska, Bald Eagle

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Having over 200 bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) nearby would seem to make it easy to gather a variety of photos. But I was tempted to shoot the same few compositions repeatedly and had to make an effort to look for different compositions and angles to ensure I did not end up with a 100 versions of the same shot when I finally got home. The sun came out two mornings and offered the opportunity of really strong, well lit flight shots. So, for a few hours on each of those mornings, I concentrated on flight shots only. It was easy to shoot single birds but shooting an appealing image with multiple eagles was considerably more difficult. This is one of the frames I was happiest with:

Two bald eagles in flight, wings spread, soaring, aloft, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Two bald eagles in flight, wings spread, soaring, aloft.
Image ID: 22590
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.

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!