An engaging eagle face close up picture from our wildlife photography workshop to Haines, Alaska. This formidable raptor has the scars and stare to show its battle hardiness. The Alaskan wilderness is not for the faint of heart, and bald eagles thrive here. Half of the world’s bald eagles live in this rugged landscape. An eagle’s beak is razor sharp as they use this to rip into their prey. Being predatory, they even have an extra membrane to protect their eyes when devouring a catch or for aerial skirmishes. The classic white head feathers of this symbolic bird are responsible for its namesake. At one time, bald literally meant white-headed.
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