Certainly an unusual photo.
Had he just landed?
Maybe he came down to catch a meal.
Or is he injured?
l.e. on 4th July 2013 @ 7:41am
Agree this is a remarkable photo for the day it was taken. You are a true photography buff, and I appreciate your work on this site. You have brought back a lot of good memories. But a fitting image for Independence Day--not so much. Have seen thousands in the wild--Chilkat River, SE Alaska, etc. Eagles soar, strike from the sky, mate in freefall, and fight like hell. This is one sad dude. Sorry.
Buzz on 4th July 2013 @ 10:56am
He has that one wing out, so makes me wonder if he isn't hurt....
charlott on 4th July 2013 @ 11:24am
I am not a big fan of eagles and probably would have been more of a Ben Franklin and voted for the turkey as our national bird.
Eagles are a necessary part of nature, but not a noble part of nature.
l.e. on 4th July 2013 @ 12:40pm
OK, it sounds like I have a few "no" votes for making this the annual July 4th photo!
Arthur on 4th July 2013 @ 2:48pm
It is a "symbol" of our USA Do not be discouraged. I like it.
Judy on 4th July 2013 @ 7:08pm
Nature isn't "noble," and the eagle is neither noble nor ignoble. It is a bird whose main interest is feeding itself and raising its young. Probably as suitable an image as any.
db on 7th July 2013 @ 8:18am