NWBirdScapes - Ken Pitts

Bald Eagle (juvenile) over Redtail Lake

This juvenile flew low across the lake just minutes before the sunset. I had high hopes for the higher cloud formations, but they fizzled and all the color was projected onto the lower ones. Catching the ray strands made up for the under-performance of the clouds. The two layers were photographed within 3 minutes of each other from the same vantage point.

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