19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bald Eagle's Big Catch of the Day

Living on the shores of Lake Erie, we see one or more Bald Eagles fishing most days, but this one was a surprise! Flew low over my head with this Gizzard Shad (?) in his talons! He was having a hard time gaining altitude with his heavy catch!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Madison, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro
Copyright: © Joan Pogalies