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Winter Solstice Moon

December 21, 2020 - We were able to see and get a blurry image of the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter but nothing post worthy. The moon, h...
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Canada Warbler

May 23, 2020 - I wasn't able to get very close to this one but I was happy to find this little warbler and needed to share. Here is a C...
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Bay-breasted Warbler

May 23, 2020 - Here is another warbler I photographed at Centennial Park on 5-20-20. It was nice to get this and the Cape May...it was...
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Yellow-throated Vireo

May 21, 2020 - Another beautiful vireo is the yellow-throated vireo. This particular bird had quite a bit of personality and let me tak...
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Eastern Wood Pewee

May 16, 2020 - I'm pretty happy with this latest series of images of the Eastern Wood Pewee. It is a type of flycatacher and eats insec...
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Wild Turkey Showing Off

May 10, 2020 - I had to pull the car over when I saw this male turkey approaching two female turkeys. I had a feeling he would present...
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The Downy Woodpecker Found a Spider

May 08, 2020 - This is a pretty cool series of a Downy Woodpecker searching and finding a spider. I'm not a fan of spiders so have at i...
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Least Flycatcher

April 30, 2020 - This was the 2nd flycatcher I saw today and another 1st time seeing this type of bird for me. I was blessed to get a ver...
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Posing Yellow-rumped Warbler

April 20, 2020 - This little warbler sat out on this old log and posed just long enough to take this colorful portrait.
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Spring Sunset in April

April 10, 2020 - "Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank." - Diane Miller An Extraordinary Day
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The Goose...From Top Gun

March 21, 2020 - I think I met The Goose...the actual Goose from Top Gun! This guy was flying between trees with no problem and even turn...
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Morning Doe at Sunrise

March 20, 2020 - I almost missed this doe and I'm sure you have to look a couple of times to spot her. She blended in so well with the go...
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Inquisitive Bird

March 16, 2020 - Every now and then these eagles fly by with some inquisitive glances. Here is an eagle giving me that look.
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Due for a Mani

March 16, 2020 - Great form, beautiful tail drag, on target...if only it could have had a manicure before the photoshoot.
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Natural Power and Grace

March 16, 2020 - This all happens so fast that I feel very fortunate to have caught this exact moment at this angle with that perfect gol...
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Turn Your Head for Me

March 16, 2020 - Like asking a model to turn their head, this eagle cooperated quite nicely with the side profile and wing pose.
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Red-bellied Woodpecker

March 16, 2020 - Here is an image of a Red-bellied Woodpecker as the available light was getting worse. This image is was taken at 6400 I...
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Doe in the Field

February 28, 2020 - A single doe in the field. The simplicity of this image is beautiful.
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Shy Young Doe

February 25, 2020 - This young doe was peeking out from the cover too timid to cross the path as she watched us. I almost didn't notice her...
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Whitetail Posing at Sunset

February 22, 2020 - A whitetail buck posing in the evening sunset...quite a magnificent scene. It was very special moment that I was able to...
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Cedar Waxwing Sitting in Perfect Light

February 06, 2020 - I came home from work tonight to find several robins, waxwings, starlings, and chickadee's. It was a pleasant sight to s...
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Cedar Waxwing 47

January 05, 2020 - What a gift I received on Nation Bird Day. I was a bit bummed this winter break that I wasn't able to get images of my b...
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Cardinal in the Fog

December 31, 2019 - Male Cardinal among the thicket on a foggy day allowing me to take his photo.
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Red-headed Woodpecker

December 30, 2019 - Check out this scruffy looking Red-headed Woodpecker. It has been awhile since I hiked Merwin Nature Preserve, but Julie...
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Bluejay

December 29, 2019 - Here is another image of a bird, a bluejay, from my outing yesterday in poor lighting conditions using the Canon EOS R....
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Tufted Titmouse

December 28, 2019 - Here is an image of one of my favorite birds, the tufted titmouse. He is in the process of eating a peanut. This is one...
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American Bald Eagle in Flight

February 18, 2018 - A simple flyover of an American Bald Eagle. The sky isn't blue, the bird isn't light in pretty golden light, and the pos...
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Eagle in the Wild

February 16, 2018 - A pretty scene as an eagle flies over the Mississippi River...free as can be!
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On Your Mighty Wings

February 15, 2018 - Beautiful, iconic bird soaring in blue skies...can't ask for a better moment than that. I just wish the sun and blue ski...
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Gliding Over a Foggy River

February 14, 2018 - I love this moment caught of a bald eagle gliding over the glassy Mississippi River on a foggy day. The light may be poo...
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Pretty Tail Feathers

February 11, 2018 - Here is a beauty of an eagle and I especially love the tail feathers still showing black tips and not completely white y...
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Eagle Almost Made me Duck

February 10, 2018 - When looking through the camera viewfinder through a longer lens you track the bird and before you know it they are dire...
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I Think I Caught It

February 09, 2018 - I love when bald eagles take a look to make sure they caught their fish, get a better grip, and sometimes transfer the f...
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Eagle Beauty

February 08, 2018 - When an eagle flies by looking this beautiful, I have no choice but to take a photo.
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Back-lit Eagle over Mississippi River Waters

February 07, 2018 - Sometimes I have to take what nature and lighting give me. This bald eagle was fishing to my right with the sun back-lig...
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Flare for the Dramatics

February 06, 2018 - Check out the markings and color of this juvenile bald eagle...so dramatic! I love how the feathers are all flared out....
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Portrait of a Fishing Eagle

February 06, 2018 - A simple black and white portrait of an extraordinary bird. I just love capturing these moments of the bald eagles fishi...
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Concealing the Catch

February 04, 2018 - This eagle flew directly over me with a fish. It is funny watching them fly as fast as they can back to a tree to eat be...
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Reflection Through the Mississippi Mist

February 03, 2018 - Despite the fog and heavy crop, I feel this turned out to be a nice image of a bald eagle flying low above the icy cold...
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Eagle Fishing in Black and White (Dramatic Edit)

February 02, 2018 - I love the drama and action of this image but with the overcast skies, I struggled with the original image. As soon as I...
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Giving me a Look

February 01, 2018 - I made several images as this eagle flew in front of me but this one moment (a split second) I opened the shutter just a...
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Smooth Moves

January 31, 2018 - I caught this eagle as he was banking hard right. I love how smooth these birds operate in the air; turning on a dime an...
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Stunning Eagle Flyby

January 30, 2018 - Love when they fly by at eye level! Such a beautiful bird with a mighty presence makes for an amazing sight.
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Putting on an Air Show

January 29, 2018 - I thought this was a cool moment of an eagle soaring over the Mississippi River with 3 geese watching the air show. It i...
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Missed his Fish in the Fog

January 28, 2018 - I shared this image more so for the moment than the clarity of the image. The mist on the Mississippi River reduces the...
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Cruising the Mississippi River Banks

January 27, 2018 - I love this pose as the eagle turns and gives us a view of the wings and tail feathers completely flared. A beautiful si...
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Changing Directions

January 26, 2018 - This is a pretty cool Eagle image showing the wings and tail feathers shift as this bird is changing flight paths. I lov...
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The Gaze of an Eagle

January 25, 2018 - I'm really liking some of these eagle in flight images against the natural white backgrounds (the clouds). It is almost...
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Eagle Landscape in the Mist

January 24, 2018 - I caught this eagle as he was navigating over the Mississippi River mist back to a tree to eat his fish. I love the Miss...
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Strong Eagle

January 23, 2018 - I love the strength of this pose showing off how solid this bird is and yet flies so gracefully over the water.
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Caught My Attention

January 22, 2018 - Something caught this eagle's attention, which worked out perfectly for my photo. I love the view we get of the fanned t...
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The Great North American Bald Eagle

January 21, 2018 - I just had to get this flyover as it was one of the rare moments that the clouds let the blue sky show. I love that litt...
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Piercing the Mississippi Mist

January 20, 2018 - Here is a bald eagle sailing just above the Mississippi River among the mist looking for the opportunity to fish. I will...
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Profile of an Eagle Flyby

January 19, 2018 - I was treated to this close-up flyby of an eagle with a fish under the tail feathers. Once again, no blue skies but begg...
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A Beautiful Catch

January 18, 2018 - My creative edit of a bald eagle making a beautiful catch from the Mississippi River. The skies were gray, the water was...
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Fishing Through the Sea Smoke

January 17, 2018 - I love the atmosphere of this image. While far from perfect shooting conditions, the "sea smoke" that covered that cover...
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Capturing the Catch

January 15, 2018 - Capturing this single moment is one of the most challenging things to photograph when photographing these eagles fishing...
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Beautiful Eagle Dive

January 14, 2018 - One of the rare moments that the sun tried to peak through the clouds while an eagle was active and I was ready with the...
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Foggy Fishing on the Mississippi

January 13, 2018 - Cold, misty, foggy, and bright all all ways I could describe this moment on the Mississippi River. It sure makes shootin...
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Moment of Truth

January 12, 2018 - The moment of truth for this young eagle as he lunges for a fish in the icy cold Mississippi River. I went with a silhou...
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Young Eagle with a Fish in the Fog

January 11, 2018 - This proud juvenile bald eagle just plucked a nice fish from the misty, cold river. The mist/fog just above the water ad...
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Eagle Fishing Sequence on a Foggy Day

January 10, 2018 - Here is something a little different. I wanted to put a couple of images together to show a brief fishing sequence. Once...
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Flying Art

January 09, 2018 - While a blue sky is always more desirable, I really like how this juvenile bald eagle contrasts against the white, cloud...
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Eagle Jaw Drop

January 08, 2018 - This is an image of a jaw dropping flyover of a magnificent bald eagle with an impressive catch. I just love the express...
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American Treasure the Eagle

January 07, 2018 - I could never tire of watching an American Bald Eagle fishing in the morning. Power, grace, precision, and beauty all on...
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Eagle Fishing is a Thing of Beauty

January 06, 2018 - An artful edit of this beautiful eagle about to catch a fish. Once again, the overcast skies didn't compliment the color...
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Aerial Magician

January 05, 2018 - Here is another Mississippi River Bald Eagle taken on 1-4-18. Due to the cloudy day, the skies behind the eagle were bri...
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Golden Gift

January 05, 2018 - Here is my second edit from my trip to the Mississippi River yesterday. Imagine -20 windchills and scanning the landscap...
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Eagle Locked On

January 04, 2018 - I really like this eagle's side profile as it is locked on to a fish. The eagle contrasts nicely against the smooth hori...
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Portrait of a Roar

October 29, 2017 - Just a simple black and white portrait of Zenda, the Lion, at Brookfield, Zoo.
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Lion Love

October 20, 2017 - Zenda and Isis demonstrated this public display of affection. I felt very lucky to capture this exchange. This was a sup...
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King's Glare

October 06, 2017 - How would you like to be on the other end of this glare in the wild?
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The King of Brookfield

October 03, 2017 - Patience....patience is the lesson behind this image. I went straight to the big cats enclosure on this cool, seasonal d...
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Solar Eclipse Over Bloomington Illinois

August 21, 2017 - An image of the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 as seen over Bloomington, IL. Unfortunately we had some clouds and ra...
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Pretty Summer Colors

August 09, 2017 - Animals aren't the only photo opportunities at Brookfield Zoo. Make sure you enjoy the grounds, beautiful landscaping, a...
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Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1

August 06, 2017 - The giraffe at Brookfield were feeling quite sassy with many faces being made. They are truly one of the most majestic a...
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Mexican Grey Wolf Pup

July 31, 2017 - A Mexican Grey Wolf pup on point.
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Peek-A-Boo Orangutan

July 29, 2017 - I love the Orangutans at Brookfield Zoo. They offer the cuteness and "awwwww" moments of watching mother, Sophia, with h...
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Dreaming Big

July 26, 2017 - I believe this is Zachary, the youngest of the Western Lowland Gorillas at Brookfield Zoo. I have several images of him...
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Bumble Bee at Work

June 29, 2017 - A Bumble Been doing his work as he hovers from flower to flower.
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I Can't Believe My Eyes

June 22, 2017 - It is always a treat capturing expressions in nature. I love the look on the expressive eyes as this baby raccoon peers...
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Peek-A-Boo Raccoon

June 21, 2017 - The baby raccoon wasn't so sure about me at first. He had to evaluate the situation before he began his thievery.
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Little Burglar

June 20, 2017 - Busted this baby burglar raccoon as he fed on seed in the feeder tray at Funk's Grove.
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Baby Raccoon

June 18, 2017 - A sweet baby raccoon I encountered today while taking some photos of the birds at bird feeders at Funk's Grove. This chu...
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Controlling the Skies

February 17, 2017 - There is no questioning who is in charge when this eagle patrols the skies above the Mississippi. There are literally th...
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Fiercely Determined and Focused

January 28, 2017 - Check out the determination and focus on this eagle. They can look so intense and fierce when they are on the hunt. All...
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The Launch

January 25, 2017 - I managed to capture this image of this eagle taking off from the tree it was perched on. It all happened so fast that o...
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Golden Hour Light on an Eagle

January 24, 2017 - I'm digging the golden hour light that this eagle is basking in. This is the color straight out of the camera. I've view...
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Powerful Eagle Black and White

January 22, 2017 - I felt it was time for a good black and white image and this eagle image screamed black and white to me. I love the cont...
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Beautiful Day for this Eagle

January 21, 2017 - Beautiful light was illuminating this beautiful bald eagle as it soared among the 100's of waterfowl on the river this c...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Showing Off

January 20, 2017 - Feast your eyes on this gorgeous juvenile bald eagle in action! It had no problem swooping in and getting this fish. Wha...
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Head On with an Eagle

January 17, 2017 - Love when I get these "eye-contact" moments especially when the eagle is flying right at me.
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Eagle Just Missed

January 14, 2017 - Check out this handsome looking eagle...he just missed getting a fish, but he managed to swing around and get it the sec...
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Impressive Flyover

January 11, 2017 - Maybe not my cleanest image ever, but it sure demonstrates the imposing presence these eagles make flying overhead this...
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Three's a Crowd

January 09, 2017 - A sunny perch on a cold afternoon...although it looks like one is really letting the other have it. Its fun to watch the...
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Low Perspective of an Eagle Fishing

January 08, 2017 - This is one of my favorite images from my shoot on Jan. 6th. It was late in the day and the light was getting low (that...
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Eagle Examining the Catch

January 07, 2017 - I'm loving this moment captured of the bald eagle checking out the fish and making sure it has a good grip. Such a cool...
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1st Bald Eagle Image of 2017 001

January 06, 2017 - I was able to return to my happy place along the Mississippi River today at Lock and Dam 14 to photograph my favorite wi...
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Soaring in Rare Air

April 18, 2016 - Its been quite some time since I've edited and uploaded an image. This was another eagle image from back on Jan. 18th. N...
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Strong American Eagle

April 03, 2016 - I love this pose and side profile of the eagle's head and eye. I am careful when making black and white images not to ma...
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Locked On and Loaded

April 02, 2016 - This eagle is locked on to the target and talons are loaded and ready to grab a fish. I love the focus and determination...
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Stunning Flyover

April 01, 2016 - Love when they fly over so close that I can see the details of these birds. Even that fish is in awe!
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Soaring Just Before Dusk

March 29, 2016 - A beautiful bird enjoying soaring at dusk before the sun sets.
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A Beautiful Flyby

March 28, 2016 - All flybys by the eagle are beautiful but when they dip low enough to see across the tops of their wings, it is spectacu...
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Risen on High

March 27, 2016 - Happy Easter!
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Eagle Diving in Blue Skies

March 26, 2016 - A diving eagle is a sight to behold; add in the great lighting illuminating the wings and blue skies and you have an unb...
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Eagle's Look of Determination

March 25, 2016 - For me, there is nothing better than a dramatic black and white image, which isn't always easy to do with some of these...
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Eagle Looking Over his Shoulder

March 24, 2016 - Eagles have to be alert, especially when fishing with other eagles around. This eagle was watching for other eagles...pr...
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Soaring so Peacfully

March 22, 2016 - American Bald Eagles soar so effortlessly and peacefully. I could just watch them for hours, it is so relaxing.
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Beautiful Eagle at the Golden Hour

March 21, 2016 - When everything goes just right...camera and lens are dialed in, lighting is perfect, weather conditions just right with...
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Majestic Soaring Eagle

March 20, 2016 - What a beautiful adolescent American bald eagle! This bird is probably 3-4 years old but wow, what a beautiful bird!
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Showing Off Some Serious Skills

March 18, 2016 - Not my sharpest image but I love the moment caught here. This young American bald eagle is showing off some serious fish...
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Holding on Tight

March 17, 2016 - This bald eagle has a tight grip on a fresh catch and doesn't plan to let go anytime soon. This is a young bird but has...
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Eagle Smiling into the Sun

March 16, 2016 - I believe this eagle appears to be smiling while enjoying the warmth of the sun on its face. I love finding art in natur...
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An Eagle Among the Rocks

March 15, 2016 - These rocky banks make for a beautiful backdrop for this eagle. This image might go down as one of my personal favorites...
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Eagle Diving Along the Banks of the Mississippi

March 14, 2016 - Loving this stunning eagle as it swoops down and just misses a fish before it rises from the water just off the banks al...
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Trying to Eat in Privacy

March 13, 2016 - I was able to sneak this image of an American Bald Eagle trying to eat mid-flight behind extended wings. I don't blame t...
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Beauty

March 12, 2016 - I can't express how much fun it is to leave early in the morning with the hope of seeing, let alone photographing, these...
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Dramatic B&W Eagle

March 11, 2016 - Today felt like a good day for a moody, yet brilliant black and white edit. The shadows add a little mood to the face of...
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Uh...You Have Something in Your Teeth

March 10, 2016 - This bald eagle ended up with a few feathers in the beak...how embarrassing! The funky shadows on this bird on the right...
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On Mighty Wings of Eagles

March 09, 2016 - On mighty wings of eagles indeed...such incredible, strong, resilient birds. They demand respect as they patrol American...
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American Bald Eagle: Fishing Pose

March 08, 2016 - Here is a classic fishing pose as the bald eagle glides in for a fish it has spotted.
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American Bald Eagle: In Flight Profile

March 07, 2016 - Here is a profile view of an eagle in flight...love when that eagle gives a dark-wing background for a side profile shot...
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American Bald Eagle: Freeing the Moment-2

March 06, 2016 - Here is a unique image showing an American Bald Eagle fully laying out after snagging a fish. Check out the talons and w...
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Young Flyer

March 05, 2016 - How impressive is this young bald eagle looking in flight? This young eagle is probably in its 4th year. The head and ta...
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What Are You Looking At

March 05, 2016 - Sometimes I think I'm pretty stealthy and skilled at sneaking up on the wildlife but the reality is, they all pretty muc...
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Spectacular Diving Eagle

March 04, 2016 - I'm so thankful for the opportunity and the ability to capture these majestic creatures. Seeing them first hand is an in...
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Swooping In

March 03, 2016 - I love when they swoop low enough for me to get a glimpse and photo of their wing feathers...so incredible that it leave...
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Wing Span and Talons Extended

March 02, 2016 - Love this dramatic pose of the eagle grabbing the fish with wings fully open and talons fully stretched. Like many thing...
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Witnessing Perfection

March 01, 2016 - I love watching these eagles soar and maneuver through the sky with ease. I also love watching them perched in trees eat...
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Mute Swan

February 29, 2016 - It was such a beautiful after school today, that I decided to go for a quick drive looking for some migratory water fowl...
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What a Catch

February 28, 2016 - Check out this massive fish that this eagle is flying with. The wings are working extra hard to try and lift this catch.
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Juvenile American Bald Eagle in Flight

February 27, 2016 - This Juvenile American Bald Eagle posed perfectly for me. I love how he turned to expose the beautiful underbelly and wi...
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American Bald Eagle on High

February 26, 2016 - Nothing more magical than seeing a spectacular specimen like this American Bald Eagle soaring high in the Midwestern blu...
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Brilliant B&W Baldie

February 26, 2016 - I really like this pose for the black and white with the wing offering a darker backdrop for the eagle's white head. Suc...
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The Screaming Eagle

February 24, 2016 - I haven't used Photoshop much over the years, preferring to stick with Lightroom as my main editing software. It isn't t...
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Soaring In Golden Light

February 23, 2016 - I love how this bald eagle reflects the golden sunlight separating it from the background of trees on the hills from the...
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A Force of Nature

February 22, 2016 - The American Bald Eagle is certainly a force of nature yet one of the most beautiful creatures ever created. I simply lo...
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My Fish

February 21, 2016 - I dare any other eagle to try and take this fish from this bird...not going to happen! Look how determined it is!
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Curious American Tree Sparrow

February 21, 2016 - I was able to escape for a few hours today to enjoy nature. I had high hopes of photographing some early arriving water...
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Happy Eagle with its Catch

February 20, 2016 - Check out this happy, soaring eagle with a prized fish ready to eat. It doesn't get much better than this for this bird.
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Beautiful Bird of Prey

February 19, 2016 - Something so beautiful yet so efficient at catching and killing its prey...nature is incredible.
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Fish Won't Know What Hit Him

February 18, 2016 - As fast as this eagle was going, there is no way a fish would stand a chance...such and incredible bird!
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The Magnificent Mississippi River Bald Eagle

February 17, 2016 - This gorgeous adult bald eagle makes a pass along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
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Young Eagle Get it Under Control

February 16, 2016 - This young eagle, maybe a few years old, is still perfecting the art of the catch. You can see it looks a little clumsy...
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Keeping an Eye on the Prize

February 15, 2016 - A remarkable and fun thing to observe is the way these large eagles are able to pivot their entire body and wings while...
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Standing on Water

February 14, 2016 - A fraction of a second is what it takes to capture a moment like this with the eagle splashing down on a fish with its p...
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Artful Portrait of an Eagle

February 13, 2016 - I love nature and I love art...every now and again the two collide resulting in an image that I fall in love with. I lov...
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A Stony Stare

February 12, 2016 - Imagine this massive bird barreling down on you with wings fully extended (7 feet) and weighing in at around 10lbs with...
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Foggy Morning on the Mississippi

February 11, 2016 - I usually like to get to the Mississippi River fairly early despite the poor lighting it offers early. The best lighting...
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Just a Fistful of Fish

February 10, 2016 - Even finding this small fish will go a long way to helping this eagle sustain what it needs for survival. Every bit help...
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Eagle Gliding in Blue Skies

February 09, 2016 - Oh to be able to glide like an eagle! The very symbol they represent is the feeling they must enjoy as they own the skie...
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Anglers of the Air

February 08, 2016 - It is quite amazing how well built these bald eagles are at fishing. They are a true master angler of the air.
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Witness my Mighty Wings

February 07, 2016 - The wings of the American Bald Eagle never cease to amaze me. I'm not sure if any image can fully capture how amazing th...
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Pretty Red-head

February 06, 2016 - I don't want anyone thinking I'm only into eagles so I decided to upload an image from today of another local favorite....
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Illuminated American Bald Eagle

February 06, 2016 - When the sun catches those underbelly feathers and wings of the bald eagle, it is like the heavens open and pure gold re...
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A Most Beautiful Attack

February 05, 2016 - I'm not sure, in all of nature, if there is a more beautiful attack by one animal on another for survival than a bald ea...
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A Wave of the Wing

February 04, 2016 - Here is a close-up fly-by where the eagle tipped his wing up for me as if to say, "check me out" and give a little wave.
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Brilliant Fly-Over

February 03, 2016 - When I see a fly-over like this, I do everything in my power to keep the camera and lens on the eagle and my finger on t...
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A Part of Their World

February 02, 2016 - It is an honor to be around these wild eagles as they soar, dive, and fish and allow us to observe and photograph their...
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Close Encounters

February 01, 2016 - You should hear me as I'm trying to photograph an eagle that flies withing 30 feet of me...I start giggling like a schoo...
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Focused on Survival

January 31, 2016 - The only thing on this eagle's mind is survival. They must continue to find and eat through the winter months to sustain...
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Powerful Eagle Wings

January 30, 2016 - When I look at this image, I can't but think about how powerful eagle's wings must be. They aren't small birds but those...
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Diving Up Close

January 29, 2016 - I'm blessed to be able to see a bald eagle diving this close but to be able to photograph it is just special.
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Banking into the Beautiful Light

January 28, 2016 - I was thankful for this eagle turning back into the perfect late afternoon sunlight...like a painting.
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Backlit Bald Beauty

January 27, 2016 - I don't mind back-lit images, especially when they add this nice rim light to the eagle's wings and head. This bird is h...
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A Full On Dive

January 26, 2016 - Here is a side profile of a bald eagle in a dive heading towards the water. It is so amazing how they can control their...
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The Shadows of Eagle's Wings

January 25, 2016 - One of the many challenges of photographing bald eagles, is trying to manage the light. You don't want the white feather...
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Success!

January 24, 2016 - As cold as it was and as important as it is for their survival, you find yourself cheering for the eagle when they get a...
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Glorious Sun-filled Day

January 24, 2016 - Soaring, fishing, and basking in the sun along the Mississippi River on a -10 windchill day is a perfect day for an Amer...
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Fish Inspector

January 23, 2016 - I love watching these eagles multi-task. Catching fish then flying off while either looking at their catch, eating it mi...
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Wind in the Feathers

January 22, 2016 - This Bald Eagle is gliding along the banks of the Mississippi with target in sight. Notice how aerodynamic they are and...
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Fully Committed

January 21, 2016 - I'm not sure a bird can be anymore stretched out and committed to catching that fish than this massive eagle is. With th...
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Falling in Style

January 20, 2016 - As fast as an eagle elevates hundreds of feet in the air, they can drop even faster especially when they have locked ont...
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Locked in a Battle

January 19, 2016 - One of my goals is to get a good talon-locked fight between two eagles. This male and juvenile bald eagle are in a fight...
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American Bald Eagle in Action

January 18, 2016 - Wow, this adult bald eagle was close, possibly one of the closest successful images I've caught of a bald eagle in a fis...
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Dramatic Approach

January 17, 2016 - I love the lighting and angle of the bird in this image. In order to get an eagle fishing image like this one, the condi...
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Eagle in the Spotlight

January 16, 2016 - I made my first trip to the Mississippi today...with the strange winter we've had, the eagle numbers are down but I want...
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A Slow Season for Eagles

January 10, 2016 - This images was taking exactly 1 year ago today when it was much colder along the Mississippi and the eagles were there...
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Quite the Fish

December 27, 2015 - Here is another image from last February on the Mississippi River. I'm happy to have so many unedited images still from...
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A Thing of Beauty

December 21, 2015 - Here is another image from last season (February to be exact). Seeing them fish sure is a thing of beauty to behold. The...
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Dreaming of a Cold Front

December 20, 2015 - Here is an image from January last year and if I'm going to get any opportunity to see and photograph eagles this year,...
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The Pitcher

June 05, 2015 - My son wanted to pitch this year and worked hard as he entered his second year of kid-pitch baseball to gain control and...
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Finding the Light in the Thicket of Trees

May 16, 2015 - I love how this cardinal managed to find the perfect amount of sunlight to bask in among the shadows of these tree limbs...
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Greater Yellowleg at Sunset

April 16, 2015 - This shorebird was singing a beautiful song as the sun set in the Midwestern sky.
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Sunlit Eastern Phoebe

April 14, 2015 - Another good sign that summer is near...an pretty little eastern phoebe sitting in the sun.
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Enjoying the Day

April 13, 2015 - Seeing this red-winged blackbird was a very good sign that spring is well underway and summer isn't far behind. It was a...
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Light My Way

April 12, 2015 - Good morning on this beautiful Sunday morning.
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Sneaky Robin

April 11, 2015 - This early spring robin thought he would sneak by me and he almost made it but I proved to be just as sneaky. Good try r...
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He Is Risen

April 04, 2015 - Rejoice for He is risen on high! Happy Easter!
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Flaring the Wings in Black and White

April 03, 2015 - Both the pose and the coloring of this eagle made it perfect for a black and white edit. I really enjoy this pose.
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Into the Sunset

March 29, 2015 - Sometimes an image can bring peace and comfort during times of difficulty. I hope these two eagles flying together into...
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Graceful Eagle Over Rough Waters

March 23, 2015 - This is the first image that I've edited and posted in quite awhile. Life happens so photography was put on the back-bur...
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Soaring in Heaven's Glow

March 03, 2015 - Historically and religiously the eagle spirit has been symbolically referred to as a messenger of prayer between the hea...
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Extremely Close Flyover

March 02, 2015 - When they fly this close, you don't know if you should keep shooting or duck! Facebook
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A Sunning Eagle

March 01, 2015 - As it looks into the rising, morning sun, this eagle is planning another long day of surviving the cold winter by keepin...
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Simply a Stunning Bird

February 28, 2015 - Keep still and be observant, sometimes the most miraculous can be found in the simplicity of nature. Facebook
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Focused Eagle Eyes

February 27, 2015 - One look from this eagle and you know he means business! Facebook
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An Eagle on the Mississippi

February 26, 2015 - There are many sights to behold in this world and watching an eagle soaring out over the Mississippi during the winter m...
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Eagle with Impeccable Form

February 25, 2015 - Eagles are incredible birds created perfectly to fly at great speeds, catch prey, and to, simply, inspire! Facebook
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Pretty Pelican Pose

February 24, 2015 - Well it isn't an eagle as many have moved on from their Mississippi River fishing grounds, but the pelicans are starting...
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A Powerful Glance from a Juvenile Eagle

February 21, 2015 - Here is a nice moment captured between a Juvenile Bald Eagle and myself as it looked my way. I like the wing positions,...
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Colors in Nature- The American Bald Eagle

February 20, 2015 - With the blue sky and the earthy, warm colors of the eagle, you can't help but appreciate the natural colors in the worl...
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King of the Blue Skies

February 19, 2015 - When these eagles are patrolling the blue skies over the Mississippi River, it is clear they are rule air. Facebook
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Cold Liftoff

February 18, 2015 - I really appreciate the earthy tones in this image. The ice adds a nice cool, blue color for the warm sunlit eagle to st...
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On Mighty Wings

February 17, 2015 - I love the head-on shots that display the eagle's outstretched wings. It is simply incredible to see how massive their w...
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Soaring on High

February 16, 2015 - What an incredible site it is to see this bird soaring overhead. Eagles are incredible birds in flight. Facebook
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Fishing on a Cold Morning

February 15, 2015 - Here are what the eagles are doing on bitter cold mornings while many of us are still under the warm covers. Facebook...
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Smooth as Ice

February 13, 2015 - This bald eagle makes it looks easy as it glides over the icy river a fresh dinner. Facebook
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Earth Tones of a Juvenile Bald Eagle

February 10, 2015 - Just a simple image of a passing juvenile bald eagle...a very beautiful juvenile bald eagle. Facebook
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Looking for a Place to Dig In

February 09, 2015 - I like how this eagle has his talons out and ready to dig into one of these ice floats as it lands. Facebook
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Morning Eagle

February 08, 2015 - I hope this image greets everyone on this beautiful Sunday morning with smiling faces. Facebook
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Ice Fishing in Warm Light

February 07, 2015 - Getting light like this while photographing these eagles is a blessing. The morning of Jan. 10th was very pretty. Clouds...
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Giving me a Wink

February 06, 2015 - Here is an eagle actually giving me a wink! Basically, eagles have a nictitating membrane that acts as its eyelid. It is...
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Inches Above the Mississippi

February 06, 2015 - Look at how close to the river this bird was flying just moments before attempting to grab a fish. This always amazes me...
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Juvenile Eagle's Ice Cold Stare

February 04, 2015 - Even the Juvenile's can give a mean stare when they want to...either that or he is frozen solid! Facebook
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Hovering Eagle in Black and White

February 03, 2015 - I love black and white images but they don't always work for my eagle photos as I enjoy the colors of these birds; howev...
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Looking Confident after the Catch

February 02, 2015 - I get the feeling this bald eagle is pretty confident and proud as it flies past me with the fresh catch in its talons....
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Bald Eagle Catching the Light

February 01, 2015 - There is something magical about this bald eagle posing in exquisite light. There is incredible natural beauty in our wo...
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Skimming the Ice

January 31, 2015 - A bald eagle demonstrates very nice form as it approaches its target while skimming the ice. Facebook
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Eye to Eye with a Catch

January 31, 2015 - Here is another unique and, I think, interesting view of an eagle with a fish in the beak. You can see the fish's eye ev...
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Under the Wing

January 30, 2015 - Here is a unique view from under the right wing of this eagle. It gives a good look from a different angle. I like the o...
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An American Beauty- The Bald Eagle

January 30, 2015 - Capturing a portrait of an eagle on its terms isn't always easy but is so much more rewarding...in flight, good light, w...
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A Majestic Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 29, 2015 - Capturing this majestic juvenile bald eagle at just the right angle in front of the snow really helps the bird's feature...
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Beautiful Magnificence

January 28, 2015 - Most of my images of eagles this season have been from my Jan. 10th visit to the Mississippi and I love going through th...
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Something Caught my Eye

January 27, 2015 - I love how this eagle is looking back to the right as it intently looks for a fish to grab. Facebook
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Cold, Cold, Cold

January 27, 2015 - Walking across this ice float has this juvenile bald eagle feeling the chill!:) Feel free to add your own caption and sh...
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In-Flight Meal

January 26, 2015 - It may have been just a bite-size snack, but it was nice of this eagle to give me a good look of his dinner. Facebook...
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American Eagle Basking in the Light

January 25, 2015 - I was thankful for the pretty light shining on this eagle as it was basking on the ice. Facebook Prints
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The Thrill of the Moment

January 24, 2015 - A Moment like this is what it is all about...witnessing a bald eagle catch a fish is breathtaking. I'm not sure any imag...
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Off My Lawn

January 24, 2015 - Here is a mature bald eagle chasing a juvenile off the ice. In wildlife photography, it is always nice to capture intera...
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Here; Get my Good Side

January 23, 2015 - A simple portrait of an eagle standing alone on the icy Mississippi. Facebook Print
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Bald Eagle in Such Brilliance

January 22, 2015 - A beautiful look at bald eagle passing over giving good eye contact and just an idea of how mighty those wings are. Just...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Stare Down

January 21, 2015 - Sometimes the light doesn't cooperate but sometimes the moment is just too good not to appreciate despite the less than...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Going into a Dive

January 20, 2015 - Here is a Juvi showing decent form going into a dive towards the water. The snow actually makes for a decent backdrop fo...
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Bald Eagle in the Zone

January 19, 2015 - I will never get tired of this pose with talons extended. When these birds are closing in on a fish, they are in such a...
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Eagle Sailing over the Icy Mississippi

January 19, 2015 - When they fly by this close and this fast, it is challenging for both the photographer and camera/lens to keep up. It ta...
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Working Hard for Every Bite

January 18, 2015 - Desperate times call for desperate measures. These mature eagles would land on the most stable chunks of ice they could...
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Like Painted Wings

January 18, 2015 - I felt this was an appropriate image to share on this glorious, sun-filled Sunday. What a creation these eagles are with...
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Soaring Over Blue Waters

January 17, 2015 - Check out this soaring bald eagle patrolling the mighty Mississippi River for a meal. The water is looks so blue due to...
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I'll Take That to Go

January 17, 2015 - This mature bald eagle landed just long enough to pick up a snack to eat on the fly...literally. I've seen so many great...
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Young Bald Eagle with a Small Catch

January 16, 2015 - The juvenile bald eagles can be some of the most difficult to photograph because their colors blend so much. At certain...
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Balance Young One

January 15, 2015 - I like this image of a juvenile bald eagle teetering on a piece of ice as it tries to pick up a small fish on the ice. T...
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Poised to Strike

January 14, 2015 - Here is an image of a bald eagle with talons in the "go" position ready to attack. From this compact, side profile, you...
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Intensity Personified

January 14, 2015 - A closer look into the glare of an American Bald Eagle will reveal a look of intensity that demands respect and admirati...
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National Bird - The American Bald Eagle

January 13, 2015 - A symbol of our nation, the bald eagle perseveres. I love this bird and all that it stands for. Facebook Prints
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The Action Star of the Mississippi River

January 12, 2015 - A fish in the talons, water splashing up, left wingtip in the river, a pretty snowy bank for a backdrop, and just enough...
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Tiny Catch

January 11, 2015 - This is my last edit and update for the evening. The shad among the ice flows were quite small and made for some snack-s...
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Eagle on a Snowy Bank

January 11, 2015 - This is one of those images that you take and hope comes out as good on your computer as you think it looked when you to...
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Ice Fishing

January 11, 2015 - Due to the consistent colder weather this last week, the Mississippi River is icing over. Of course the water remains op...
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A Young Bald Eagle on Guard

January 11, 2015 - Here is an image from yesterday's trip to the Mississippi River of a juvenile bald eagle perched on a rock along the riv...
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Eagle Bully

January 10, 2015 - Here is an interesting image from today of one eagle that dropped down on another eagle and pushed down on its head. I'm...
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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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Red-Tailed Hawk just Basking

January 04, 2015 - This beautiful bird wasn't about to be outdone by all of the latest eagle imagery. She or he (too difficult to tell) sat...
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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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Icy Walk-3

November 30, 2014 - Here is my day 2 image....2 silhouetted geese walking on the ice with open water in the distance. This image required ve...
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Pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers

November 29, 2014 - I went on a hike through Merwin Nature Preserve today, which is my go to spot for red-headed woodpeckers, and it did not...
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Playing with the Photographer

July 01, 2014 - Here is a fun image for everyone to check out and feel free to add your own interpretation. As I was photographing the B...
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A Boy's New Ride

May 17, 2014 - I know it isn't a bird or a nature-scape, but I do enjoy taking people images, especially images of my own children. Thi...
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Into the Wind

April 22, 2014 - It appears that these two pelicans are looking at me but they are actually fighting the gusty wind on Lake Evergreen as...
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Follow the Leader

April 07, 2014 - This was taken back on March 20th when we still had ice on the lakes. I love the way these geese were following each oth...
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The Figure Skater

March 22, 2014 - Maybe it is just my imagination here but I totally see a figure skating goose here. Facebook
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Tranquil Canadian Goose

March 21, 2014 - I saw this goose sitting out on the ice in the most perfect golden hour sunlight. He seemed at peace laying there, soaki...
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Usher in Spring Mr. Robin

March 20, 2014 - It is the first day of spring and look what I spotted today while on my first hike in weeks. There is still ice on the l...
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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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Splash

February 10, 2014 - Capturing the moment the eagle hits the water...splash. Facebook
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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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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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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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