Bald Eagle silhouetted by moonlight

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Bald Eagle silhouetted by moonlight — The shadowy silhouette of an American Bald Eagle is illuminated by the light of the full moon. The eagle perches on one of the many branches of a tree in front of the brightly-lit full moon on this bright spring night in Southeast Alaska.

Although it is the middle of the night, the tilt of the Earth’s axis ensures that some sunlight leaks into the sky during transitional seasons. During Alaskan summer, there is a period when the sun never sets. During winter in Alaska, there is a period where the sun barely rises above the horizon.

The bald eagles don’t much mind— bald eagles have incredible eyesight which works equally well in blinding sunlight or in the dark by moonlight.

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