14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A young eagle feeding on a salmon carcass in the Nooksack River near Deming, WA

This photo was taken on a winter morning, as frost covered the river bank and leafless trees cast their shadows on the shallow water. The young eagle was perched on the salmon carcass, contemplating whether to eat the carcass in the water or to attempt to carry it away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Deming, Washington, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Carolyn Watson