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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bald Eagle On The Hunt

Bald Eagle on the Hunt at Mason Neck State Park, VA I was hiking the Bayview Trail at Mason Neck State Park in VA. I had just gotten out to the trail and realized I'd forgotten my phone, so I turned around and headed back to the car. Right as I got to the edge of the parking lot, I heard all of the squirrels and songbirds nearby scurry all at once. Just then, I looked up and saw this majestic eagle swoop from behind me, over my head, and perched in the tree about 50 yards ahead of me, practically asking me to take his picture. So, of course, I couldn't be rude.

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Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Copyright: © Lisa Furlong