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Iconic American Bald Eagle

January 09, 2015 - As if to show off its mighty wingspan, this eagle spread its wings as if to say, "check me out". Facebook Purchase
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Bald Eagle Carryout

January 08, 2015 - I will never get tired of seeing this...a bird of this size and power diving down to snag a fish with such elegance and...
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The Incredible American Bald Eagle

January 07, 2015 - I've wanted this pose for awhile now. I've had it in my mind and this is pretty close to what I was hoping for. I love w...
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Mighty Fishers

January 06, 2015 - This bald eagle flew by and angled his wings as if it wanted to show off its catch for me. Facebook Purchase
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Eagle Flying Low

January 05, 2015 - I loved capturing this low perspective of the bald eagle over the Mississippi River. It is an incredible site watching t...
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Eagle Flying in Perfect Light

January 04, 2015 - These are the moments I dream of...photographing the bald eagles flying into a warm evening sun. So many times you get a...
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A Snack to Go

January 03, 2015 - This eagle has just picked up a quick bite and will look up for a nice perch to enjoy the fresh meal. Facebook
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Sense the Power

January 02, 2015 - This is one of my favorite poses from my last visit to the Mississippi River. The wing position just inches above the wa...
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Like a Bullet

January 01, 2015 - Here is one more eagle image for today. When the eagles get some speed, it can be very difficult to track them with the...
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Skimming the Mississippi

January 01, 2015 - I have been wanting to get a lower angle image of the eagles flying over the river. I finally found a decent spot that a...
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Moon Eagle

December 31, 2014 - Yesterday the moon was visible in the bright blue sky above the Mississippi River and I kept thinking, "Wouldn't it be g...
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King of This Tree

December 30, 2014 - I wouldn't attempt to take this tree from this big boy (or girl), would you? These eagles have such a presence about the...
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Veteran's Tribute

November 10, 2014 - Here is an edit using one of my Mississippi bald eagle images taken as a silhouette and combined with the American Flag...
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Winter Wingman

November 07, 2014 - I'm finding lots of bald eagle images from last year that I never got around to editing and sharing. I love this view of...
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Return to the Rivers

November 06, 2014 - While cooler weather isn't exciting for most, the dip in temps this week does have me excited for another season of Miss...
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Can't Bear to Watch

March 17, 2014 - I found this image interesting with the goose hiding his head in the background as if he just can't watch the eagle make...
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A Prized Catch

March 14, 2014 - The lighting for this image wasn't ideal, which made editing the image difficult. There was harsh light on the eagle's h...
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Warm Winter Sunlight

March 13, 2014 - I love the warm light the sun casts across this bird even though it was bitterly cold out. Light is the photographer's f...
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Portrait of Intimidation

March 12, 2014 - The stare down here would intimidate anyone...such a presence that demands respect. Facebook
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Underbelly of the Beast

March 11, 2014 - This bird actually flew so close that I was forced to clip off most of the wings. While this isn't an ideal photo, I lik...
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Surrounded

March 10, 2014 - This image shows how these birds will surrounded another bird with a fish. The eagle sandwiched in the middle ended up d...
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Brighten the Blue Winter Landscape

March 10, 2014 - I love the warm colors of this bald eagle against the cold winter-scape along the Mississippi River. Facebook
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Eagle Close-up Action Scene

March 09, 2014 - Here is an interesting close-up of the eagle with a catch. Notice you can see the eagle's eye and the fish's eye. I also...
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Going for the Steal

March 08, 2014 - I love watching these eagles fight in the air for the fish. One bird will actually invert and try to grab the fish out o...
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A Winter Bald Eagle in Flight

March 08, 2014 - It feels good capturing clear, sharp images of eagles in flight or fishing, but I love it when I can capture them in the...
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Nature's Live Action Hero

March 07, 2014 - I had to share this one because I like the action pose. It isn't the sharpest, cleanest image I have but sometimes I go...
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Stoic Regalness

March 06, 2014 - I was thankful this bird sat and perched ford a long time in the late morning sun for me. He gave me a few poses but thi...
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Free Sailing

March 05, 2014 - I love when they fly low and hot like this in anticipation of grabbing a fish. They are really moving and keeping the ea...
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Flying Off with a Fresh Catch

March 04, 2014 - Here is another unique angle of a bald eagle with a fish. I really like the warm sun colors illuminating his back. I wis...
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Hovering Bald Eagle on the Mississippi

March 03, 2014 - This images seems to freeze the bald eagle as he hovers over the river with the view of Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississip...
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Mississippi River Bald Eagle in Flight

March 02, 2014 - I hope you all enjoy this image of a bald eagle flying over the Great Mississippi River...nothing is more majestic or pe...
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Coming for You!

March 01, 2014 - I can't quite describe the feeling you get when looking through the camera's viewfinder with a 400mm lens and you lock e...
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At Peace in Flight

February 28, 2014 - It must be an amazing feeling soaring like an eagle. I can only image how peaceful it must be gliding over beautiful cou...
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Sweet Success

February 27, 2014 - It is nice seeing a perfectly healthy bald eagle successfully catching a desperately needed winter meal. Well done bald...
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Eagle Flight Portrait

February 26, 2014 - I like capturing the eagle in flight with the wing as a backdrop for eagle's brilliant white head. It makes for a nice p...
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Attack Formation

February 25, 2014 - Such a beautiful bird even when they are in attack mode. They generate so much speed, can put on the breaks in split-mom...
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Eagle in Simple Elegance

February 24, 2014 - Every year I drive over to Lock and Dam 14, South of Le Clair, IA (only about a 2 hour drive for me). The eagles congreg...
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Eagle in a Wintery Scene

February 23, 2014 - A winter background is just right for this eagle to show off his catch in the midday sun. Feel free to share this post t...
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Admiring My Catch

February 23, 2014 - A unique angle of an eagle checking out his catch. Facebook
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Sunday Afternoon Fishing

February 23, 2014 - One of my favorite things to do on Sunday's is fish, but watching these birds fish in the afternoon sun on a cold, winte...
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A Closer Look into a Catch

February 22, 2014 - I do my best to try not to clip off wings in most shots but sometimes a closer crop gives a unique look at these birds a...
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Midwest Winter Eagle

February 22, 2014 - I really like the composition of this shot. The eagle's wings parallel the contour of the snowy hill and the tree tops....
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An American Symbol

February 22, 2014 - I've been under the weather with the flu bug the past couple of days, but am starting to feel a little bit better. I fig...
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Look of Anticipation

February 20, 2014 - Here is another one of my favorite eagle poses. I love the side view of the eagle leaning back and extending the talons...
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Intense Focus

February 19, 2014 - I love the intensity these birds bring. Their vision is so good and when they set their eyes on their targets you can al...
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Peeking Through

February 19, 2014 - I love this classic eagle pose...it is one of my favorites. Notice the eye is sharp and peering through wing feathers. T...
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Eagle Over Glistening Water

February 19, 2014 - There are certainly challenges to shooting on a bright, shiny day. This isn't exposed perfectly as the eagle is a bit da...
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Perfect Day to Soar

February 19, 2014 - One of the most breathtaking moments when watching bald eagles is seeing them soar in a clear, blue sky. It is a spectac...
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Is It Something I Said?

February 18, 2014 - I love to watch them interact. The call at each other, chase and fight each other for fish, and I believe they play with...
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Nature's Art in Motion

February 18, 2014 - Watching eagles soar, dive, and fish is like watching living art perform amazing tasks. They are simply beautiful with t...
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Trying to Make Friends

February 17, 2014 - It is important to look around for possible images. There were over 20 images in the tree, but over in the snow I notice...
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Lowered the Landing Gear

February 16, 2014 - This was my first image from today (2-16-14). I love when they lower their talons in preparation to land or catch their...
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Hold That Pose

February 15, 2014 - I really like this pose and angle of the eagle looking at his catch. I have side profiles of this pose, but this angle g...
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Dramatic Flair

February 15, 2014 - Even though he missed the fish, this juvenile sure demonstrated a flair for the dramatics. Wings spread, tail feathers a...
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Soaring By Rocky Shores

February 13, 2014 - I love the earthy tones of this image and the way they compliment the eagle's colors and markings. Once again, you get a...
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Eagle in a Black and White Landscape

February 12, 2014 - Many times I take an image with a plan for black and white processing in mind. This is one particular image. I remember...
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Lean Into It

February 12, 2014 - A side profile of fishing moment as the eagle clutches the catch before taking off again. I like the composition and the...
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Smooth Operator

February 11, 2014 - A confident-looking eagle after grabbing a fresh meal. I cropped this image so that the eagle appears eye level to the v...
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How Low Can You Go?

February 10, 2014 - It is difficult to demonstrate in a photo, but I think this one comes close to showing how low and fast the eagles skim...
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The American Bald Eagle

February 09, 2014 - A head-on, closeup of The American Bald Eagle in flight. There aren't many words that can describe the feeling you get w...
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A Swing and a Miss

February 08, 2014 - Even the most mature and experienced eagles miss and come up empty sometimes. As a photographer, this is a reassuring...
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What a Wingspan

February 07, 2014 - Their wingspans are impressive and images like this really show off how amazing they are. At 6.5 to 7.5 feet their wings...
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Lining it Up

February 06, 2014 - Once again, I love when I get an opportunity to photograph the eagles flying right at me. Look at the concentration this...
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Mighty Mississippi Eagle

February 06, 2014 - A nice view of an eagle in flight showing off. They sure know how to put on a show...the whole scene is amazing. A legen...
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Beautiful Form

February 05, 2014 - Another eagle lining up his approach. He doesn't take his eye off his target and lines up the perfect angle. If it doesn...
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Up-close and Personal

February 05, 2014 - I really enjoy getting back home and uploading images to my computer to see them up close. I knew this eagle was flying...
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Acceleration

February 04, 2014 - When they get those big wings flapping and then tuck them in, they can really pick up the speed. You better have your ca...
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On Cruise Control

February 03, 2014 - Eagles make it look ease soaring like they have the cruise control on. Fast, effective, and they look cool doing it. I l...
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Warm Colors on a Cold Day

February 01, 2014 - I love the earthy tones my images; they give the viewer a sense of warmth and comfort. The shooting conditions; however,...
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That's It?

February 01, 2014 - I can just imagine this juvenile bald eagle thinking, "All that work for this?" These are the sizes they typically put i...
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Young Eagle in Action

January 31, 2014 - An action shot of this young juvenile bald eagle doing work on the Mississippi River. The evening sun was lighting him u...
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Built-In Fish Hooks

January 30, 2014 - The talons in this shot are intense. They remind me of a set of very sharp fishing hooks, which I guess they...still ver...
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Eagle Portrait

January 29, 2014 - A simple, in-flight eagle portrait for tonight and yes that is a little bit of blood on the beak. It just makes him look...
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Showing off His Catch

January 28, 2014 - Here is an eagle showing off his catch and flying into your living rooms. If you enjoy my work, please follow my Faceboo...
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Head On with a Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 28, 2014 - Anytime I get a sharp image of one of these birds flying right at me, I'm happy. This Juvenile was flying pretty fast...
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Post Office Pose

January 28, 2014 - This is a very common eagle pose as the eagle drops in towards the water after he spots his catch. It reminds me of the...
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Patrolling the Rocky Shores

January 27, 2014 - This Eagle has his "landing gear" down in preparation for a fish. This is one of those signs I've learned to watch for w...
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Flying in Hot

January 27, 2014 - I never get tired of these fishing shots. It is such a dramatic event and one of the most amazing things to witness firs...
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Banking Left

January 26, 2014 - Here is a unique angle that I haven't captured before. This eagle was banking left to turn back towards me but as he ban...
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A Perfect Snack

January 25, 2014 - This happens quite often when they transfer their catch to their beaks. This is the perfect snack-sized fish for this bi...
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A Focused Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 25, 2014 - This is probably one of my best Juvenile bald eagle images. They have always been tricky for me to get focus and exposur...
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The Speed of Eagles

January 25, 2014 - Not technically the sharpest image I have, but I love the sense of motion this image gives. An eagle flying low over the...
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Look of Confidence

January 24, 2014 - It almost looks like this eagle is smiling after getting himself a nice catch. It has to feel good to be rewarded for al...
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My Good Side

January 24, 2014 - I swear this eagle flew by me showing off his right side on purpose as if the say, "hey man, make sure you catch my good...
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Eagle Incoming

January 24, 2014 - I've been under the weather today...sinus headaches are no fun. Hopefully editing a few eagle images tonight will help....
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See Food

January 24, 2014 - "See Food"....see what I did there? I love taking photos and finding out later that I caught a mid-air expression or int...
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Hang time

January 23, 2014 - After the eagle makes a sharp bank into the wind, they sometimes appear to hover as the wind holds them in place. It giv...
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Eagle Attack

January 23, 2014 - The response to my Eagle images has been both overwhelming and rewarding. I can't express how great it feels to have so...
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Power and Motion

January 22, 2014 - I'm really happy with this image. It is an example of knowing the camera and making the image look how I want it too. I...
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Plucked from the Mississippi

January 22, 2014 - Another successful fish plucked from the Mississippi River...another fresh dinner for this eagle. When it gets colder ou...
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Beauty in Flight

January 21, 2014 - I had to post one more tonight. This one really shows off the landscape along the Mississippi. Pretty snow-covered hills...
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Locked On

January 21, 2014 - I have taken many eagle images the past two seasons and with each trip I feel I get better technically and artistically...
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Midwest Bald Eagle

January 21, 2014 - Here is an image from yesterday when the sun peaked out for a few. I was happy to catch this eagle in front of this back...
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Perfect Form

January 21, 2014 - This is why you need to monitor the wind direction when you are taking eagle images. This shot is so much better than im...
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In His Sights

January 20, 2014 - I went to the L&D14 on the Mississippi River again today (1-20-14) and once again had some success as you can see from m...
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Plotting his Next Move

January 18, 2014 - They are always looking for and analyzing their next catch. It is amazing to watch them locate, circle, and plan their a...
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Snow Banks on the Mississippi

January 17, 2014 - I can't get enough of these eagle images in front of the snowy, rocky banks of the Mississippi. It makes for a magical b...
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Showing Off II

January 16, 2014 - To follow up yesterday's image of "Showing Off", here is another juvenile bald eagle showing off his brilliant golden co...
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Showing Off

January 15, 2014 - When the late after noon sun hits these juvenile bald eagles, the results are stunning. This low flyer really shows off...
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Fly-By at Eye Level

January 15, 2014 - What could make this already pretty winter landscape better? A bald eagle with a fresh catch. Sometimes winter colors ca...
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Soaring Along

January 14, 2014 - Peaceful, elegant, powerful, majestic, no matter how you describe it....they make it look easy. Follow me on Facebook...
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Walking on Water

January 13, 2014 - This is a cool pose where the eagle is grabbing the fish, which you can somewhat see if you look close. With the proper...
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Low Flyer

January 12, 2014 - This is one of those times I wish we could attach a Go-Pro camera to a bald eagle to see life through their vantage poin...
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Magic on the Mississippi

January 11, 2014 - Title says it all...love the pose and light against the white snow. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Follow me on Facebook!...
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Majestic Winter Eagle

January 10, 2014 - I love images that show off the eagle's features and markings; however, images like this one really tell the story. Incl...
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A Close-Up Fly-By

January 10, 2014 - The eagles will fly directly over you sometimes, which offers a great view. It was pretty cool taking my kids one time a...
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Mid-Air Pose

January 09, 2014 - I love when the eagles check out their fresh catch. Sometimes they transfer it to their beak and eat in while flying. I...
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Speedster

January 08, 2014 - These birds really know how to turn on the jets. They tuck their wings in and its like they hit another gear darting to...
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Power and Grace

January 07, 2014 - Another from my recent trip to the Mississippi River to photograph bald eagles fishing. What a treasure right in our "ba...
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Eye on the Prize

January 06, 2014 - This may be a new personal favorite. Sharp focus, great light, good pose, and nice details. This one would make a cool p...
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Nooooo!

January 05, 2014 - Sometimes they have butter fingers or talons. Feel free to add your own caption to this one...I call it, "Nooooo!". Just...
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American Bald Eagle Fishing Series

January 04, 2014 - The next 5 images are a series of a mature bald eagle fishing. I have seen this 1st hand numerous times but it never get...
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Fishing Along the Banks of the Mississippi

January 03, 2014 - It was a long and very cold day today photographing the bald eagles. The lighting wasn't good most of the day and the ea...
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