Snow Bird

Today’s post includes some images not previously published, from a 2008 trip to the Chilkat River Valley, just outside Haines, Alaska, along the Alaska Inside Passage. This trip was to photograph Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalis) as they foraged among the last of the salmon during the late salmon run in the Chilkat River.

This bald eagle had pulled off a chunk of a salmon (the salmon are much too large for the eagles to carry the whole fish) and had flown to a nearby dead tree that was covered with fresh snow:

Adult Bald Eagle

Adult Bald Eagle


Really miss not being there the last few years. So much so that I’ll likely travel back to the Chilkat River Valley next year!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 460mm to 540 mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 1600
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/80 sec. to 1/125 sec.



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