I’ve been sitting on this image for a few weeks, anxiously awaiting posting it until after the holidays so more folks could see it. It simply must be one of my favorite eagle captures I have ever taken.
While observing a pair of Bald Eagles, one suddenly launched into the air, snapped the top of a small branch off the tree and then flew right at me.
The head on view, intense stare, and great look at the powerful talons make this a pretty darned cool shot if I do say so myself. 😉
I was able to capture the entire sequence from its initial grab of the branch to it snapping it off then coming at me and heading off with its nest building material. The action sequence came out quite nice and perhaps most exciting is the thought that it may have been taking the branch to work on a new nest in the area. Hopefully that is the case.
Taken in Thornton, Colorado. Scroll down to view the entire sequence.