Yesterday ended just about perfectly as I spotted this gorgeous raptor on my way home. Even better, it put on quite a show alternating between posing for pictures, flying around and then returning to roost.
These are a few pics of the eagle when it paused and took a break. It was absolutely regal. Probably one of my favorite parts of these images are the impressive view of those massive, deadly talons.
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.
Taken in Adams County, Colorado.