Most of my images of eagles this season have been from my Jan. 10th visit to the Mississippi and I love going through them slowly over time posting one or two images a day. That way I'm able to enjoy them individually and re-live the moments...image by image. When I opened this image today (much like opening a Christmas present on Christmas morning), I surprised even myself. I probably scanned over this image earlier without spending much time looking at it, but today my jaw dropped. I love everything about this image....the color, the pose, the clarity, and the eagle's confident stare. It is iconic and classic...yet punchy and bright. The bald eagle is simply beautiful magnificence.