Actually, I first saw that particular photo in Jeff Watson’s book on the golden eagle. I love the picture as it show how beautiful and huuumongous golden eagles are. Next place I found the picture was Reddit before I found the blog page. Loved seeing more pictures of that beautiful bird. She has such pretty hackles.

About thirty years ago I used to cruise around in winter in the open country near my home with a camera equiped with a telephoto lens, hoping to catch an eagle on film. My months of effort were rewarded when I found a very cooperative bird perched on a billboard who let me stand right under it. I think I got about 40 pictures. There are much better pictures out there than mine, but I still treasure them, remembering my photo session with an eagle.

With encroaching development, I see far fewer eagles nowadays and that makes me sad.