Alaskan Bald Eagle Face Close up 20161029 121542

Alaskan Bald Eagle Face Close-up

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Alaskan Bald Eagle Face Close-up

Profile closeup image of a bald eagle face captured at the Council Grounds on the Chilkat River during Fall Congregation. The bald eagle is the only eagle native to North America. Approximately half of the world’s bald eagle population lives in Alaska, that accounts for 35,000 birds. Bald eagles are not bald per se. There was a moment in our history when a “white head” was referred to as “bald.” In fact, the scientific name of the bald eagle literally translates as “sea eagle with a white head.” This stunning closeup photo comes from the unparalleled eagle viewing at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

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Alaskan Bald Eagle Face Close-up was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer