Bald eagle takes flight with snowy mountains in the background

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An eagle takes flight after scooping up a salmon in its talons. The eagles impressive wings are long and wide enough to support their body weight and the weight of its meal, but it takes a lot of energy to flap such large appendages.
The eagles method of gliding and soaring while they are in flight allows them to cover the longest distance possible using the smallest amount of energy.

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