As recently as the 1960s, Bald Eagle was absent across much of the southern and eastern United States, the Midwest, the Great Plains, Utah, Nevada, and southern California. But today, the species is doing well — so well that it has been removed from the government’s list of threatened and endangered species and, as you can surmise from the 10 spectacular photos below, its range extends across most of North America. We found the pictures in our U.S. and Canada Gallery. Click each photographer’s name to see more of his or her photos.
Yves Guillot took this dramatic photo as an eagle hunted during a snow storm.
S. Hunter Spenceley found these birds at Key Vista Park in Pasco County, Florida.
sfischer2250 noticed this Bald Eagle sitting in a moss-covered tree at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida.
Daniel Behm was watching overwintering eagles near Lock and Dam 14 in LeClaire, Iowa, a few winters ago, when this one spread its wings.
This trio was at Farmington Bay WMA in northern Utah. Brent Paull took the photo.
Harry Collins spotted this eagle in November 2013 as it grabbed a fish near Maryland’s Conowingo Dam.
Katmai National Park, Alaska
captbub photographed this pair of nesting birds at Katmai National Park, Alaska, in July 2013.
Badlands, South Dakota
This one was feeding on an antelope in the Badlands of South Dakota. Richard Hoeg took the photo.
Mike Landwehr used a boat to photograph this eagle near Homer, Alaska.
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
This Bald Eagle was flying away from photographer missymandel in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.