16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bald Eagle on the nest, Belle Isle State Park , VA

An American Bald Eagle basks in the last few minutes of daylight as it waits for it's mate to bring a fish from the Rappahanock River. The three eaglets are hungry and loud...a fish will quiet them down so that they can enjoy the sunset in peace.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Lancaster, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Frank Lee Ruggles