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The intense battle for food during the winter months in Alaska is depicted in this image. Just the smallest piece of salmon is worth fighting over....
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The intense battle for food during the winter months in Alaska is depicted in this image. Just the smallest piece of salmon is worth fighting over.
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Legendary Award
Top Shot Award
Runner Up in Majestic Eagles Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Majestic Eagles Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016
Contest Finalist in Two Of The Same Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Eagles Or Owls Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Open Wings Photo Contest
Runner Up in My Best Winter Shot Photo Contest
Winner in Wild animals in action Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in My Best Winter Shot Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo Contest
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Absolute Masterpiece
Magnificent Capture
Superb Composition
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Creative Boundaries Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 rank week 1
The Swag ProjectTop 10 rank
The Swag ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
Alaska The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Alaska The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Majestic Eagles Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Majestic Eagles Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Majestic Eagles Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 rank
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 rank week 1
Wildlife In The Snow Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Wildlife In The Snow Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Fast Moving Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Fast Moving Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
The Animal Kingdom Photo ContestTop 10 rank
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 rank
A World Of Motion Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 rank week 2
A World Of Motion Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 3
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 rank week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank week 1
A World Of Motion Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
A World Of Motion Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 rank week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 rank week 1
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Two Of The Same Photo Contest oldTop 10 rank
Two Of The Same Photo Contest oldTop 10 rank week 2
Two Of The Same Photo Contest oldTop 10 rank week 1
Eagles Or Owls Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Eagles Or Owls Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Open Wings Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Open Wings Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Open Wings Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Winter Landscapes Photo Contest 2015Top 10 rank
Monthly Pro Vol 19 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 27Top 10 rank
My Best Winter Shot Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Vol 19 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 27Top 10 rank week 1
My Best Winter Shot Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1

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35 Comments | Report
KyleErnst
 
KyleErnst December 27, 2015
This photo is moving, deserves more recognition, keep up the great photos!
bhislop Platinum
 
bhislop February 04, 2016
OMG This is so beautiful, magnificent, powerful and absolutely stunning!!!
jandecoster
 
jandecoster February 10, 2016
Very nice photo It illustrates how animals have to struggle to get some food in winter. Even if they have to fight for it. Well done!
JiayiZ
 
JiayiZ February 15, 2016
WOW! this is outstanding!! absolutely great
patriciaedwards Platinum
 
patriciaedwards February 18, 2016
Awesome shot. Beautifully detailed and the details are crisp and clear. This is an amazing image.
shutterbug12
 
shutterbug12 February 18, 2016
Great action photo
BENJAMINBRZINK
 
BENJAMINBRZINK February 22, 2016
Awesome Photo- I can´t decide between this and another picture, but it´s in the Top 2 of my "Nature in Action" Challenge!
hiyahercfarm Platinum
 
hiyahercfarm March 04, 2016
Wonderful capture. Congratulations on winning the Wild Animals in Action photo contest!
CreativeArtView
 
CreativeArtView March 05, 2016
Comgrats! Great catch!
carolt55
 
carolt55 March 05, 2016
Wow! What a shot, this is so exquisite '
SeanHersch
 
SeanHersch March 11, 2016
This one will win...Breathtaking.
barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson March 16, 2016
Stunning action shot. Voted OPEN WINGS. Good luck!!!
connorcorbett
 
connorcorbett March 19, 2016
great timing!
AaronM
 
AaronM April 06, 2016
Awesome detail in this. Excellent shot mate !
pmkane
 
pmkane April 07, 2016
Wow . . . this is so good on many different levels . . . an amazing exposure, a terrific capture and wonderful processing. Bravo!!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry December 13, 2016
Were you in the middle of the fight?
What an awesome capture.
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry December 30, 2016
Voted Image of the year
modelmeemaw Platinum
 
modelmeemaw January 19, 2017
Awesome!
curtisfrey
 
curtisfrey January 26, 2017
Great Image.
Msfuzzel
 
Msfuzzel March 13, 2017
Stunning capture
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose November 09, 2017
Stunning capture!
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 16, 2018
Perfect shot!
Jchughes
 
Jchughes March 16, 2018
Awesome capture! Great timing.
b3a_photography
 
b3a_photography June 08, 2018
This is amazing!!!
thepixelwriter
 
thepixelwriter July 01, 2018
Amazing..! 👌📷👍
clintfisher Platinum
 
clintfisher October 22, 2018
Absolutely AWESOME PHOTO!!!!!
Petergwy PRO+
 
Petergwy November 10, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Petergwy PRO+
 
Petergwy November 10, 2018
Write a comment
susieb
 
susieb January 22, 2019
Beautiful.
mtraimanyigzn
 
mtraimanyigzn January 22, 2019
Fantastico....
keepclicking
 
keepclicking January 24, 2019
Fantastic
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja January 25, 2019
Masterpiece...
brittabia
 
brittabia January 26, 2019
Fabulous shot!
dinahumphreys Platinum
 
dinahumphreys February 06, 2021
What a capture!!!!!
SkMcQueen-Cheffey
 
SkMcQueen-Cheffey May 29, 2021
Magnificent photo!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured in Haines, Alaska late in the month of November.
Time
Daylight is limited in Alaska during the winter season. Good light is rare so you learn to work with what you have. This image was captured somewhere around 2:00 p.m.
Lighting
As I said, good light is at a premium during the winter months of Alaska. Some days are glorious, quite a few are overcast and snowy and depending on where in the state you are shooting you also have the shadows of the mountains to contend with.
Equipment
I shot this image with a Canon EOS-1DX using a Canon EF800mm f/5.6L lens. I use a Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod with a Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head.
Inspiration
Eagles are a passion. They are a symbol of strength and incredibly graceful to watch in the air. There is no mistaking one in flight. They are also entertaining to watch. They would rather fight one another over a tiny scrap than actually work for a fish in the water right beside them. I'm not sure if it's the fight for dominance that drives them or laziness. These to just wanted to show off a little more than most. Both were large and equal size so the pair off made for a nice little battle.
Editing
I use Photoshop with a little Topaz thrown in to create the look I want for each image. I don't really have a "go to" work flow. It really just depends on the capture and what I think makes it speak the loudest. Sometimes an image will go through many different versions before I'm satisfied with the final picture.
In my camera bag
I always travel with more than one body. My wildlife shots are all done with the 1Dx and the 800mm. I use either the 1Dx or my Canon 1Ds Mark III with a Canon EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II USM for landscape shots. I also recently added the Canon EF 11-24MM F4L USM to my bag. We'll see what fun I can have with that. I have a variety of other lenses including a macro, all are Canon. It's fun to try something different no matter where you're shooting.
Feedback
Patience! Shoot all the time. Shoot every day, carry your camera with you everywhere because you never know when magic will happen in front of you. If you want something specific, do your research. Figure out the patterns, the lighting and any other weather patterns that may hinder your quest. Join a local camera group. There is no better place for information and for tips. You'll meet people that are just a passionate as you are about photography. If that's not your thing, there is a world of knowledge on the internet. Everyone wants to teach you something!

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