Majestic eagle flying - This close-up shot of a bald eagle illustrates the beautifully intricate pattern of feathers that adorn the mighty bird of prey. The eagle soars through the trees at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
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A Dandelion and a Puffin - Do you think this little Atlantic Puffin knows that he is gazing at a weed? Most likely not, but it still makes for an adorable photo. Maybe it is just living up to its nickname of Clown of the Sea. Stock Image #20110703-192536C
Cheeky Fellow - The Atlantic Puffin of Newfoundland is an unique sea bird. While watching this bird dive gracefully underwater, it is easy to forget that he is covered with fine feathers that shed the water easily. This puffin gives us a great profile shot and lets us see the detail in its face and beak. Stock Image #20110707-181340
Love at First Site - It is quite a sight to see when one of the Northern Gannet pair returns to the nest. The elaborate greeting rituals of these beautiful sea birds include arching of the necks and bodies and gentle tapping of the beaks. Of course, in a colony the size of the one in Newfoundland, there is no privacy but it does not seem to bother this pair. Stock Image #20110623-152637A
Enjoy the Birds Eye View - This photo just about sums up our experience in Haines, Alaska, with the Bald Eagles last year. Beautiful landscape, majestic birds and a feeling of awe. We were not the only species having these feelings. Stock Image #20101109-130009
Motherly love - A baby gannet snuggles under its mother in a nest at Cape St. Mary's Eco reserve. The large black and white birds with soft yellow heads and long bills are one of the largest breeds of seabirds. This portrait of the mother and baby gannet seabirds was taken along the rocky seashore in Newfoundland. The baby seabird will take five years to reach maturity and develop its white plumage.
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A bald eagle stands over a salmon carcass, about to devour the remains of the fish. The eagles are not only birds of prey, but opportunistic scavengers. Bald eagles live along the coast, as well as lakes and rivers. They not only eat fish, but whatever prey is the easiest for them to obtain - including ducks or other small birds.
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Bald Eagles hold a special place in the hearts of Americans and citizens throughout the globe. The majestic birds have become a symbol of honor, peace and freedom – as well as an example of illustrious, highly-adapted animal.
The American bald eagle has made a come back after nearly disappearing in the 1960s. The eagles were taken off the endangered species list in 2007, but there are still protections put in place to ensure the illustrious birds continue to flourish.
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A bald eagle soars through the sky above the Alaskan Wilderness.
Eagles are known for having very long, large wings, a short neck, and legs short enough to tuck into their belly feathers while they're in flight - except when they're fishing.
The bald eagle can fly at speeds from 20 to 40 miles per hour in normal flight and can dive at speeds more than 100 miles per hour.
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