This photo was a pleasant surprise. In Alaska I took shots of several dozen bald eagles, but only a couple of them stand out. One was my "Alaskan Eagle Taking Flight" and the other was this pic, taken in the tiny town of Hoonah.
I had spotted a nest with a bald eagle sitting patiently in a tree a couple of blocks from us as Nadyne and I walked along the main street in the small, rustic town. As we approached we found that the nest was about 60' up, too high to see it very well. I switched to my camera with a 500/750mm telephoto lens and snapped several photos from various angles. We had asked the locals if there were any eaglets in the nest and they all said that nobody had seen any, and we didn't either. Lo and behold, when I got back home and began going through my 1,300 Alaska pics, I found that a couple of shots of this nest in Hoonah showed a little eaglet's head, the chick evidently waiting for lunch. I never saw it with my bare eyes.
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