It is Freedom Friday and for today’s image I’ve selected one of my favorites from this past winter. This adult Bald Eagle in Fort Collins, Colorado was closely watching a pond from a perch in a neighboring tree. After watching the water closely, it spied its target and launched itself at high speed. With one quick turn, seen here, it lined itself up and dove toward the water and snagged its catch.
In normal flight, these massive raptors cruise at about 30mph but when diving can reach speed up to 100mph!