13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

During a cold morning in Lamar Valley, the frost built up on the trees from the rising fog. This Bald Eagle must have remained still until the sun came up from behind the mountains when she took off in front of the mountain vista and shook all the crystals of ice loose as she leaped.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Lamar Valley, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Scott Dere