Eagles Sparring

Equipment Info
NIKON D300
280mm / f/5.6 / 1/640 sec. / ISO 800
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve
Town
Haines, AK
Brief Directions

10-15 miles north of Haines along the river

Notes

Camera Settings: f5.6 1/1600 ISO 400 400mm

Description

During the summer, the Chilkat River is bounded by large alluvial fans which charge up with meltwater. During the winter, the water seeps back out into the river producing an unusually late salmon run. The eagles congregate here in large numbers. Even though there are plenty of salmon to go around, they spend a lot of time fighting and dive-bombing to steal fish from each other. The best way to photograph the eagles is to find a spot along the river where the eagles are congregating, and wait for the action to happen.

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Date Added
October 25, 2019
Date Taken
November 7, 2008