Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Third Year Bald Eagle

Third Year Bald Eagle

This is a shot from back on Dec. 9, 2013, taken at the Ridgefield NWR.  The bird was a long way off and the image is a heavy crop but I really like this pose.    Some studies say that only 1 in 10 Bald Eagles survive to adulthood, and most succumb to the elements or starvation in the first six months of life.  Even with these statistics, Bald Eagles have made a great comeback!  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 2000, 700mm (500 + 1.4x).

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