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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Moose on the Loose - A Cow Moose leads her calves through the snow to shelter. Moose, or Eurasian elk in Europe, make their way up the Chilkat river valley on a chilly fall day. Moose are part of the deer family and are very common in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Stock Image #20111127-152246
Bonding Kits - Two small fox kits play in the lush green landscape of Newfoundland's northern coast. We watched them play for over an hour and enthusiastically greet their parent. Stock Image #20110627-154301
This playful red fox greets visitors at McNeil River Sanctuary in Alaska. The kit and its litter mates play in the fireweed surrounding the base camp. Although McNeil is known as a sanctuary for brown bears, these wonderful little kits make a great photographic diversion in camp. Stock Image #20080818-152213A
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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A chipmunk nibbles away at a meal while perched upon a log at Jasper National Park in Canada. The small striped rodents are only found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk, found in Asia.
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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Sometimes I feel that wildlife is just posing for a photograph. Here a Tourmaline Sunangel hummingbird (Heliangelus exortis) is stretching its wings on a perch at the Guango Lodge in Ecuador. Stock Image #20120607-143310