Many of my ‘fans’ will recall the Family Quarrel Behavioral Series that I posted in early 2015. In that series, Mom & Dad eagle had a little discipline session with Junior. After the encounter, the Dad Bald Eagle flew about 400 yards to a tree that is right on the refuge’s gravel road. Needless to say, I drove down to the tree after photographing the action and found Dad–not in the best place for a picture–but visible nonetheless. The bird was about 20 feet away and I cropped this to cut out distracting branches. So this is an up close portrait of the male bird in the series contemplating the recent exchange with Junior.
Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 9:39 a.m.