Harbor Master - This large Bald Eagle was the boss of the harbor in Haines. Almost every evening like clockwork she'd show up right by the fishing vessels, waiting for fish guts in the water.
In this instance, a gull had grabbed a piece of fish and the eagle took off like a bullet from a pole swiftly stealing the fish from the hapless gull and making a get away from the angry gull who attempted to pursue before giving up.
This behavior is known as Kleptoparasitism and Bald Eagles are champions of this. They steal food from sea lions, coyotes, hawks, osprey, gulls and even other eagles!
Species: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Location: Haines, AK, USA
Date Taken: July 2019
Equipment: Nikon D810 + 200-500mm f5.6 ED VR, Handheld
Settings: 1/2500s, ISO 400, f/6.3
Western Larch turning a beautifully bright yellow on the banks of a lake along the highway from Kelowna to Rossland. The background looks strangely desaturated, but that's just early snow along the peaks.
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Ran into this guy on Sunday. Took me 15 minutes on the ground to convince him that I’m vegan(not really). Finally rewarded me by posing for this image.