Saturday, October 20, 2012

Camera Critters #237

Earlier this week, a friend of mine and I decided to head into the mountains and do a little photography.

We went to a place called Sheep Bridge south of where we live and close to the mountains.  After checking out the river bank and seeing a few subjects, we decided to return to the Jeep and go elsewhere. 

As we came around a bend in the river, we both noticed a Bald Eagle on the opposite side, apparently feeding.  I began taking pictures, getting closer, taking more photos, getting a little bit closer, taking more photos, until we were directly across the river from the eagle.

As the eagle fed, a second Bald Eagle circled the one on the ground, then flew off to find a Kokanee Salmon of its own to lunch on.  Moments later, a Ring-billed Gull landed nearby and began making its way towards the eagle.

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One long stare from the eagle and the gull decided it would wait and pick on the scraps.

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13 comments:

Sivinden said...

What an interesting experience! And you got a really great shot there!

Misty DawnS said...

Outstanding photograph, and I can imagine what an outstanding experience it was! Wish I were there to experience that with you!

TexWisGirl said...

how wonderful!

Snap said...

What a fun shot and great story! Happy Critter Day!

Adam Jones said...

Wow! A stunning shot of the Bald Eagle.

Pat said...

What a unique shot!

Rhea said...

Smart move on the gull's part. lol How cool to see a bald eagle in the wild! So majestic!

Great photo! Thanks for sharing!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice shot- you got a nice shot. I've never seen an eagle on the ground.

Shirley said...

How nice to see one on the ground. We have only seen in the air with no chance of getting a shot like this..awesome..

Jidhu Jose said...

Its first time i saw a big size eagle , your eagle is too fat , here the eagles are thin :)

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Shey said...

Wow, what an awesome experience. Would love to have seen that too. Good thing you have a nice shot of it.

Gabi BK said...

Wow... you've been lucky!

Great shot!!!

Greets from Holland,

Gabi

Pia said...

Great capture of this beautiful moment!