©John J. Henderson
July 3, 2006
John J. Henderson saw saw this Bald Eagle in Homer, Alaska.
Henderson captured this Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
at Homer Spit, Alaska as it was approaching the water moments before catching a fish. Henderson said he was sitting on the ground while shooting to be in line with the eagle as it approached the water. He used a Nikon D2X digital SLR and a 70-200mm f2.8 lens.
Congratulations to Henderson, of St. Petersburg, Florida, for being named the third bimonthly winner of our 2006 Photo of the Week Contest. Guest judges and Birder's World
contributing photographers Steve and David Maslowski said, "A magnificent shot. Not only is there strong action, the eagle is looking right at you. We also get to see a wonderful background of Alaskan mountains." Look for Henderson's image in the Gallery section of the October 2006 issue of Birder's World.
You can see the bird at these great birdwatching hotspots:New York's Central ParkSmith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, Portland, OregonAudubon Center at Chatfield, Littleton, Colorado View a great photo of a Bald Eagle perched along Alaska's McNeil River.
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