A young Bald Eagle poses for the photographer. This eagle sat for hours very close to me allowing close-up images of its beautiful feathers. Juvenile bald eagles are easily identifiable by their completely brown coats. A young bald eagle will keep its brown feathers until it is three to five years old. When it reaches full maturity, the brown feathers will molt and snow white feathers will grow in on the bird’s head and tail.
Bird photographed on location and in its natural habitat in Southeast Alaska.
Stock Image #20121118-115138