Juvenile Bald Eagles




Today I’m posting some previously unpublished images of juvenile Bald Eagles that congregate in early winter at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. I was hoping to have made a return trip to the refuge by now, but the holiday activities, along with a bad GFCI breaker on my home refrigerator has been keeping me […]

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Bald Eagles – A Student’s Perspective




In January, when I traveled to eastern Iowa to photograph wintering Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River, I decided to open this trip up to a small group of photographers as a mini-photo workshop. One of my regular photography students, Pat G., made the trip and worked beside me for 4 days. I have been […]

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Rrrrrrr, Ya Got Me Fish?




Today’s post was a real treat to observe and photograph during my recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop on the Mississippi River … an adult Bald Eagle pirating a fish away from an immature Bald Eagle. In the winter, the eagles appear to be quite communal, roosting and perching with other eagles … often multiple […]

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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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