Eagle eats flesh of salmon on snowy riverbank

In Bald Eagles, Pictures by M

An eagle uses its powerful talons and beak to tear into the flesh of a dead salmon during a wet winter day on the banks of the Chilkat River in Alaska. The bald eagle diet is largely consisted of dead or decaying fish, and they are known for being scavengers, but they are also predators. They’ve been known to dive into water to at rates of up to 100 miles per hour to catch fish.

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