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Quite the Haul

The Bald Eagles in this part of Alaska are there to feed on the nutrient rich salmon that are still running in the waters. But what surprised me is how the eagles went about getting the fish out of the water. I pictured them perched on a tree and then diving at great speeds to snatch one out of the water. Instead what I witnessed is them walking to the edge of the water, or sometimes right in the water, and just walking out dragging the fish in their talons.

 

If I recall correctly this Bald Eagle was hauling this fish away from another eagle that was just off to its left. It’s pretty impressive that they can haul around these salmon so easily, given Bald Eagles only weigh up to 6kg.

 

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Taken: November 27, 2016
Location: Alaska

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Lens: Canon EF500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x Extender

Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1250
Exposure: 1/500

About this Image

The Bald Eagles in this part of Alaska are there to feed on the nutrient rich salmon that are still running in the waters. But what surprised me is how the eagles went about getting the fish out of the water. I pictured them perched on a tree and then diving at great speeds to snatch one out of the water. Instead what I witnessed is them walking to the edge of the water, or sometimes right in the water, and just walking out dragging the fish in their talons.
If I recall correctly this Bald Eagle was hauling this fish away from another eagle that was just off to its left. It’s pretty impressive that they can haul around these salmon so easily, given Bald Eagles only weigh up to 6kg.
If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

Taken: November 27, 2016
Location: Alaska

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Lens: Canon EF500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1250
Exposure: 1/500