Eagle Attack

State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Town
Haines
Brief Directions

Haines Highway between 18 and 24 mile

Notes

f/5.6, 1/640 seconds, ISO 800, 300 mm.

Description

Traveled to Haines, AK specifically to photograph the bald eagle congregation. The eagles congregate to eat the dead and dying salmon after the late spawning run up the Chilcat river. You walk along the river until you see the aggressive bald eagle behavior. Even though there are dead fish everywhere, they prefer to steal another eagle's fish. As you can see in my image, dive bombing is a preferred method to displace a rival from its fish carcass. Even the juvenile eagles have no reservation attacking a full grown adult.

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January 11, 2020