I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
As you can see from this recent photo, bald eagles are not only good flyers, they are also excellent jumpers.
Here the eagle wants to go up a few branches in the pine tree and takes advantage of not just those big wings, but it’s powerful legs as well.
Must be nice to be king of the skies!
Wow! Olympic high jumper!
I think he would score very high! 🙂
Right now, I don’t think US Track and Field has any regulations about wings so maybe … 🙂
Oh right, there is the wing issue. I suppose somebody could try to make a big deal out of that, but for now he should be good to go!
This bird was a real pro. Not a paid pro though.
Hey thanks Adrian I appreciate it!
If those legs can carry animals up to fox size, they must be pretty powerful! Thank you for your really lovely comment on Lucy’s blog, Phil,it meant so much to her!
That eagle that got hit here two weeks ago was carrying a raccoon. I didn’t realize they even went after animals that large but they do.
I loved Lucy’s photo!
Phil, I have seen many – and I mean many – eagle pics and in plenty of various contexts. But I’ve not seen anything like this. Top Notch!!! Once again, a commendation to your keen eye. May I share this pic in a couple of professional wildlife photography sites, with full credit to you?
Wow thank you very much for the kind comments Edna I really appreciate it!
By all means feel free to share my photos. Enjoy!
They certainly do have thick legs. That is an amazing capture of something a person doesn’t just see every day. 🙂
I was a bit surprised to see this eagle jump up like this, but fun to see.
Awesome capture!! I agree with Edna, Top Notch!
Thank you Amy, glad you enjoyed it!
They are such amazing and breathtaking creatures, watching them can make your day special…Great photo.
I always feel that any day you see a bald eagle is a good day.
Btw where are these pictures taken..?
These were around Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet South Carolina. 🙂
There is a mated pair in that area.
Marvelous, Phil. Look at the determination in those eyes!
You are right, that eagle sure does look determined!
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