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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Immature Eagle braving the cold

I was on the Mississippi in Illinois looking for Bald Eagles to photograph and happened across this young immature Eagle huddled in a tree near the river. The river was froze over and he was bristled against the frigid wind trying to stay warm. He let me capture several frames and never flew away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Quincy, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Paul Evans