An eagle in the woods

Redwood Eagle - © Christopher Martin-0573-4

There was a murder of crows circling a wooded spot east of Bragg Creek that caught my attention.  I was driving into Calgary and pulled over to see what was going on.  At that moment, this Bald eagle flew out of the trees and blasted through the middle of the group.  They scattered and the eagle landed on a branch close by.

Redwood Eagle - © Christopher Martin-0533

Redwood Eagle - © Christopher Martin-0568

Whatever had drawn these opportunists in must have been deeper in the woods as I couldn’t see anything from where I was parked.  While the eagle looked around I had time to switch lenses in favour of the longest one I have so I was able to get in quite close.  The detail in the feathers was nice especially with the strong lighting – the relatively low angle of the sun in winter helped me here.

Redwood Eagle - © Christopher Martin-0574

After a couple of minutes the eagle launched and banked into the forest.  The crows had not yet returned so I imagined that he was hoping to finish his meal before being bothered again.


8 responses

  1. elmediat

    Superb compositions. Such a powerful beautiful creature. According to First nation Anishinabe culture, the eagle represents love because it flies overhead covering all. Such a different interpretation from the American/European i of the bird’s symbolic interpretation.

    February 16, 2015 at 8:48 pm

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  3. He is just beautiful, Chris!
    I’ve never been fortunate enough to photograph one of these magnificent creatures.

    February 14, 2015 at 2:20 pm

  4. What a gorgeous creature and you got it in all beauty.

    February 12, 2015 at 12:23 pm

  5. TPJ

    Great shots. An Eagle picture(s) like this does not happen ofter.

    February 12, 2015 at 11:04 am

  6. How majestic!

    February 12, 2015 at 7:20 am

  7. Domianna

    God you are an excellent photographer. Thank you so much for your beautiful work, although I’ll bet for you it’s not work, huh? Just beautiful, Christopher.

    February 12, 2015 at 3:14 am

  8. great shot..!!

    February 11, 2015 at 7:12 pm

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