It’s Freedom Friday and today’s pic shows a male Bald Eagle just before it leaps into the air and dives toward the water and its prey. Most notable in this image – to me – are the absolutely impressive talons on this raptor.
Bald Eagles are believed to have a grasp capable of exerting an astonishing 400psi. By comparison, the average human’s hand comes in around 20psi. Needless to say, when an eagle latches on to a rabbit, prairie dog or fish, the prey isn’t very likely to get away.