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A 4th year Bald Eagle extends it's legs and opens it's gigantic talons to grab an injured fish floating on the surface - Oyster River - Warren, ME 05-26-16

Sometimes I take a photograph, and when I look at it on the computer, I say to myself... did I really take this?! Such is the case of this series set of a 4th y...
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Sometimes I take a photograph, and when I look at it on the computer, I say to myself... did I really take this?! Such is the case of this series set of a 4th year Bald Eagle.

Since my first time photographing a Bald Eagle in the wild, I have always dreamed of getting a series of images that shows an Eagle coming in, grabbing a fish from the water and continuing onward. It's been years in the making, but finally I managed to capture one!

My friends Susan Wrisley and Steve Bennet jumped into my truck with me, as we headed up to Warren Maine where the Alewife were running. There is an area here where the state blocks the river and regulates the flow of the fish for various reasons. Because of this back up of fish, Bald Eagles and Osprey come to feed. We only saw 5 Bald Eagles on the day, however, there was a large number of Osprey.

Images of Osprey are forth coming, and maybe a few more of this Bald Eagle.

Please be sure to view these full sized... they truly are spectacular (well, they are to me).
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acglock PRO+
 
acglock August 25, 2016
Superb! Thank you for sharing the story behind the image, too!
Aeri
 
Aeri June 12, 2017
Very impressive shot
davidlipsy
davidlipsy June 13, 2017
Thank you Aeri... you seem to be picking many of my favorites. Much appreciated.
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