Bald Eagles | My Wildlife Icon

Growing up I loved animals. I was very interested in wildlife.

But I did not grow up with much exposure to wildlife in any real way in my actual in person experience.

I remember being fascinated with animals though.

One animal that always interested me was the Bald Eagle.

Bald Eagles are simply iconic. They are the bird often seen soaring overhead in movies, despite the sound often played with them often being incorrect. But that is for a different blog post.

The first time you see a Bald Eagle it just simply amazes you.

Then if you are fortunate to see one up close and get a sense of their actual size it is kind of astounding.

Growing up I don’t think I ever saw one in the wild. Not that I am aware of at least.

In my adult life Bald Eagles were making a comeback. When I began to get into photography I began to see them more and more.

Bald Eagles are one of my most photographed subjects.

Scenes like this photo are relatively common now.

It is easy to be driving down the highway and see eagles soaring along the river valley where I live.

Or there might just be an eagle perched in a nearby tree. Just lift your eyes to the trees and take a look around. You never know what you might see.

Bald Eagles are one of the iconic animals that inspired me to be interested in photography in the first place. Without them I am not sure I would have ever spent time doing what I do.

I hope maybe you have a chance to see some in the wild and are inspired like I have been.

Bald Eagle perched along the Chemung River

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