Alaska Bald Eagles

Today’s post features some more Bald Eagle images I captured in Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley, in 2008. This second trip to this area, included some frigid temperatures and a nice, snowy landscape!

In this first image a single, adult Bald Eagle perches in a snowy tree. Note the fishing lure wrapped around the limb below him … this is also a popular place for humans to fish!

Bald Eagle adult

I was able to capture this nice eagle as it rested just a short distance away:

Bald Eagle adult

This next eagle is about to snag a nice salmon (you can see the fish’s dorsal fin out of the water):

Bald Eagle about to catch a Salmon

The Chilkat River Valley is truly a gathering of eagles during this late, and final salmon run of the year:

Bald Eagles in Alaska's Chilkat River Valley


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 100-400 mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 800 and ISO 1600
  • Aperture f/7.1 and f/8
  • Shutter Speed 1/40 sec. to /200 sec.



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