Eagle photo of a perched bald eagle on a mossy tree in the Alaskan wilderness. With moss and lichen covering this tree, a lone eagle gazes across the landscape in search of food. Able to spot a fish from a mile away, this eagle can soar at breakneck speeds to catch its quarry. The late season salmon run at the Council Grounds along the Chilkat River allow these raptors to congregate deep into the fall and winter months. Chum salmon have adapted to the upwelling of warm waters that feed into the Chilkat River giving them a later and longer spawning phase. When other sources of food are scarce or gone, the eagles dine on fish. This gives us ample moments of eagle viewing to capture stills of bald eagles at their wildest.
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