15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eagle Soaring

This mature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was gliding in the wind on a gray-white overcast day looking for fish below. In May into July, Alewife (fish in the herring family) "run" from the salt water of the Atlantic Ocean into fresh-water ponds flowing into the ocean, to spawn.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Mt. Desert, Maine, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © George Sanker