Bald Eagle

1/160s at f8.0 ISO:400, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/800mm


The plumage of the immature is brown, speckled with white until the fifth (rarely fourth, very rarely third) year, when it reaches sexual maturity. Immature Bald Eagles are distinguishable from the Golden Eagle in that the former has a more protruding head with a larger bill, straighter edged wings which are held flat (not slightly raised) and with a stiffer wing beat, and feathers which do not completely cover the legs.
Katmai N.P., AK
 
08/23/2009