10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A pair of bald eagles share a meal near Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee.

The photographer’s wife spotted these eagles perched in a dead tree feeding on animal remains in the state park’s Upper Blue Basin. “Bird photography is very challenging and often frustrating, but the reward is the satisfaction in recognizing when the elements come together and capturing a special moment,” says Holland, who captured this image with a Canon 7D with a 600mm f/4 IS lens.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2012
Photo Location: Hornbeak, Tennessee, United States of America
Copyright: © Don Holland
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