2015—The Many Faces Of An Eagle

There aren’t as many bald eagles in Haines this year because the chum salmon run that draws them here year after year did not materialize.  There are still dozens of eagles here though and they seem not to be bothered by the presence of man.  I’ve read that is due to eons of cohabitation by eagles and man in the Haines area.  This majestic eagle perched about 20 feet above us for the entire five hours we were shooting beneath him.  When I focused my 600mm lens attached to the D7100 with the 1.4 teleconverter attached, this eagle’s head practically filled the frame with lots of different expressions.  And, I just love it when I capture a bird’s  nictitaing membrane, the membrane that covers the bird’s eyeball, as I did with this eagle.Haines, AK Day 2-9974Haines, AK Day 2-0001Haines, AK Day 2-9991Haines, AK Day 2-0019Haines, AK Day 2-9980Haines, AK Day 2-0018