After all the black bear images posted this past two weeks, I want to share another kind of fisherman we saw at Anan Creek, Alaska:
… an adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). If you remember my bald eagle post from my 2006 Anan Creek visit, there were many bald eagles to photograph then. On this visit, we again saw a lot of bald eagles, but most of them were around the bay entrance into Anan Lagoon (the entry point to Anan Creek). When our skiff entered the lagoon, my camera equipment was stowed in my photo backpack due to the rains that were coming down, so no images were made at that point. The above image was made when we were at the Anan Bear Observatory, a covered structure. I would have loved to have seen more bald eagles at this location, but the main congregation was back at the bay entrance. But I can’t disparage the rain … the frequent showers of the Inside Passage and Tongass National Forest both cleanses the air and creates the outstanding beauty of the old growth forests!
Next stop? Closer to our destination of Ketchikan!