21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Triumph of the Young Hunter

In a testament to resilience and learning, an immature eagle, fueled by determination and eagerness, made numerous attempts to haul a sizable salmon to the shore. Despite initial challenges with larger catches, it finally achieved success, proudly displaying the conquered fish. With one talon delicately perched on the fish's mouth and the other firmly grounded, the scene mirrors a human fisherman showcasing a prized catch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Haines, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Kawing Chiu