A fantastic look at this beautiful raptor taken on Christmas Day and a fitting image for Freedom Friday.
The rest of my family was in no rush to open gifts and instead opted to sleep in. I, of course, rarely do that and instead headed to a nearby open space to see if I could find any photo-worthy subjects.
Santa brought me a number of bald eagles that morning, including this gorgeous adult. I captured this image as part of a sequence of it launching and heading off to fish. It does a great job showcasing that massive 6+ foot wingspan and the beautiful plumage of these birds.