Fishing Low Over the River




On many occasions during the recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop, bald eagles soared and banked low over the Mississippi River while checking the river for any fish near the surface. This is one of my favorite eagle photography poses … soaring and banking low over the river: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 […]

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A Maxwell Smart Moment




As Maxwell Smart would say, “Missed it by that much!” At least that’s what I envision this adult Bald Eagle might have been muttering after missing his meal: Bald Eagles are know for their fishing ability, but they don’t always make their catch. They also don’t always hold on to the fish they do catch. […]

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Peg-Leg, a Source of Inspiration




Today’s post features “Peg-Leg”, an adult Bald Eagle we found during my recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop on the Mississippi River. At first, Peg-Leg appeared to have only one leg. But after watching him fly and fish in front of us for a while, we could see he had one leg tucked up under […]

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Wintering Bald Eagles – First Eagles




Just a few minutes after photographing the feeding American White Pelican, I photographed my first Bald Eagles of the workshop. We had just arrived at the location and decided to check it out before checking into our motel and grabbing some dinner. These images were made within the first 30 minutes of being on-site. In […]

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Fun Friday: Genealogy … the Family Tree




When tracing your roots, you should always start by drawing a family tree: Bald Eagles are typically “loners”, but during the winter, they are quite communal, as evidenced by the above image. They become very tolerant of each other during winter, with the only exception being when food is present. When an eagle flies nearby […]

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Bald Eagles Over the Mississippi River




Following up on yesterday’s post of wintering Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River, today’s post includes a couple more images from Clarksville, Missouri: While continuing to edit the images from 2010, I’ll probably have a few more bald eagle images to share from Clarksville … just need to find some time to finish editing.  :o) […]

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Fun Friday: Artist’s Choice!




For today’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m including some images that are special to me. Photographing bald eagles is one of my favorite photography subjects! I made these images on the first day of my last trip to the Mississippi River to capture wintering bald eagles in Missouri. That trip occurred back in 2010, in the […]

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Adult Bald Eagles




The number of adult Bald Eagles were dwindling at the Squaw Creek NWR when I was there last week. But I managed to capture a few decent images: Next month, I’m planning on a bald eagle shoot along the Mississippi River, so I’m hoping that cold weather will continue to bring eagles southward! Photographic Equipment […]

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Morning Chow Line




While touring the refuge auto route early in the morning, it is very common to see groups of Bald Eagles just waiting for a meal to come close! This group of 5 eagles were pretty evenly distributed … 2 adults, 2 juveniles and one “tweener” that was starting to get his white head, but not […]

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Juvenile Bald Eagles




Over the past couple of days, I’ve been photographing Bald Eagles and Trumpeter Swans at the Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. As the temperatures quickly dropped, the number of bald eagles have steadily declined, particularly the adult bald eagles. Today’s post includes a few of my favorite juvenile bald eagle images I captured: At […]

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