Photographer's Note

This Magnificent Bird of Prey was almost wiped out in the 1960's due to the heavy use of DDT and other pesticides. Their eggs were too thin and would not survive until the young were born. The first time I saw An American Bald Eagle was on the Skagit river in Washington back in the 1980's. I watched as they dove at high rates of speed to catch unsuspecting fish near the surface for dinner. They are the symbol of freedom here in the United States, but I see the freedoms disappearing quickly. I am always thrilled to get a close up shot of this magnificent animal. No matter where you find them. By the way, they have made a comeback and are thriving well.

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Additional Photos by Jimmy Blackwell (jimmyjimmy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 817 W: 180 N: 1438] (5992)
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