14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bald Eagle

I captured this picture of a Bald Eagle hanging out in a dead cottonwood tree along the Colorado River near Silt, Colorado. I had an incredible day taking pictures of this beautiful bird while hiking around the river with my 28-300mm zoom lens. At one point, he flew off and then returned so I could take more pictures (at least that's how it felt to me).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Silt, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Ann L Ramsey