Bald Eagle on a Cliff

On the boat tour of Kachemak Bay described in the previous post, we saw a few Bald Eagles on cliffsides. As the boat would approach, they invariably flew away. This particular eagle was a bit more tolerant of us and allowed me to get a shot of it along with a little of the fall colors prevalent in southern Alaska in early September.

7DI_9062-xCanon EOS 7D (600mm, f/7.1, 1/2500 sec, ISO3200)

The closer we got to the cliff, the more nervous the bird got.

7DI_9064-xCanon EOS 7D (600mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO2000)

Just like the other Bald Eagles we approached that day, this one ultimately flew away from its perch as we got closer. The next photo of the eagle is somewhat unfocused, but I decided to include it to complete the story.

7DI_9074-xCanon EOS 7D (600mm, f/7.1, 1/2500 sec, ISO3200)

In my neck of the woods (Southern Louisiana), the only natural perches high enough for Bald Eagles to look down on bodies of water are tall trees. Thus, in my past photographs of perched eagles, they are partially hidden by tree branches. This visit to Kachemak Bay was my first opportunity to photograph a Bald Eagle perched out in the open, so to speak.

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