14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An American Bald Eagle on the hunt in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Caught up with this mature bald eagle while cruising along the Ketchikan coast in Alaska. It was intently scanning the water for fish, moments after the shot was taken it dove down in an unsuccessful attempt at catching lunch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: Kechikan, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Samantha Shifflett