In the land of bald eagles and red-tailed hawks, the golden eagle is often overlooked by birders in Wyoming and residents of the Cowboy State. However, with their size, nearly as large as bald eagles, and their golden brown plumage, the golden eagle can be just as majestic. An immature eagle, like this one, may also have white tail feathers and white markings on its wings. The species is the most widely distributed of all eagles in the Northern Hemisphere, and for centuries, this species has been one of the most highly regarded birds in falconry.
This particular shot was taken just north of Riverside, Wyoming, on one of our many visits to nearby Encampment and the scablands and mountains of the state's southern border. There is an abundance of wild birds of prey in the region, but golden eagles aren't as prevalent as other raptors there.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.