Quite the look and pose, eh? Somewhat intimidating but in truth, this handsome fellow was just shaking himself off.
He is the male from a mated pair of eagles that hangs out near Longmont, Colorado. I spotted him in their usual favorite spot and while he gave me some nice poses like this one, there never was any real action. Myself and another photographer spent three hours waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
He however was quite content to pose in place, preen, shake and do just about anything except fly. Nevertheless, it was fun to get to spend some time with my absolute favorite form of wildlife.