No matter how often I see or photograph Bald Eagles I am always struck by their majestic presence. Perhaps it is because they are our nation's symbol of freedom. Flying free, or perched waiting for feeding time, Bald Eagles present a wonderful photo opportunity and visual experience. Many times I am being watched by an eagle long before I am able to spot it. Their eyesight is among the best of all birds and animals.
Using an extreme telephoto lens and a tolerant eagle allowed me to make this image. While around eagles I am constantly aware on how fragile our ecosystem is and how my presence, if not careful, can alter the eagle's behavior.