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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bald eagle fishing in Lake Crescent, Olympia Natl Park

As I was driving thru Olympia Natl Park, I came upon a family of bald eagles frolicking and fishing along the banks of Lake Crescent. I took many photos as these magnificent birds of prey locked talons, flapped wings and dove for fish. This photo captures one such fishing event, where the eagle has a trout in its talons. the next few frames captures the eagle eating the trout as it is flying.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Storm King Ranger Station, Washington, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © carl curtis