This juvenile bald eagle was ready for a close up and more than willing to let me approach as he sat perched on a pole northeast of Denver, Colorado. It and a few other young ones have taken up residency lately in the same area.
This one is between two and three years old. It won’t be for another two or three years that it really starts to look like a bald eagle with the distinctive white head. Even at this young age, these are magnificent looking birds.
View more pictures of this eagle and some other raptors from this day’s photo excursion below.