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A glorious Golden Eagle

I was chatting with a fellow photographer the other day and he mentioned how he had yet to get pictures of a Golden Eagle. I in turn replied I had only seen them a few times but on one occasion did manage some nice captures. I showed them to him on my phone and it occurred to me that I previously shared only one pic of the series here. So…. Here is another.

This was taken on an absolutely bone-chillingly cold late December morning last year in Adams County, Colorado. The sun had only been up for a brief time and temperatures were in the single digits. My friend, Bill, initially spotted it and called me.

Meeting at the location, we opted to approach on foot, being very deliberate and only moving forward a few feet at a time. This worked well and the massive raptor gave us a number of fantastic poses and flight shots over the next half hour.

The one drawback was that we were miserably cold afterwards – I couldn’t hardly move my fingers and was shivering violently. I couldn’t get back to my truck fast enough! 😉

A glorious Golden Eagle perches on a utility pole in Adams County, Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A glorious Golden Eagle perches on a utility pole in Adams County, Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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