20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A bald Eagle feeding on a whitetail deer.

I came upon this deer carcass in a field. The eagles had already found it, as there were as many as ten on the carcass and more waiting their turn. Over the nest few hours, I watched as the eagles battled for position on the carcass.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Jerry Austin