The mature Bald Eagle actually knocked the younger one off the perch as they clutched talons. There are more shots from this encounter in my Feb. 1, 2011, blog posting. Taken at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Feb. 1, 2011, with Canon 7D, f5.6, 1/2500, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.
This shot won 3rd place in the 2011 Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge photo contest.
In April 2012, the shot also won first place in the Your Best Shot 2011 photo contest sponsored by AdoramaPix.com. The image was chosen out of over 2,200 entries and I took home a Canon 7D camera as grand prize. The field of entries was narrowed down to the top 12, then a panel of judges picked the winner. This was a very exciting win for me! AdoramaPix placed a write up on their blog here.
The shot was also featured as Pro Photo Supply’s banner image on their Facebook page from March 21 to at least April 24, 2012.