Eagle about to snatch fish in talons

In Bald Eagles, Pictures by K

A huge bald eagle swoops down to snatch a dead fish in its talons. This eagle is laser-focused on its catch, a fish corpse which has floated to the surface in this shallow Alaskan river. The eagle will retrieve the fish from the river using its talons without even landing. Once it has the food securely grasped in its claws, the eagle will fly off to a safe location where it can consume the catch. Eagles use their sharp claws to tear apart their food into consumable portions.

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Eagle about to snatch fish in talons was last modified: December 20th, 2016 by K