Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle - Although the Safari does have a resident Bald Eagle that was given sanctuary after it was injured by a hunter and now can't fly, this isn't it. This is a wild eagle who was visiting the resident eagle.

Opportunities like this are a photographers dream, and my heart was pounding as I snapped shot after shot. I even got a fuzzy shot of him moving down to a lower tree.

U.S.A.'S NATIONAL EMBLEM: The Bald Eagle was officially declared the National Emblem of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1782. It was selected by the U.S.A.'s founding fathers because it is a species unique to North America. Ben Franklin wanted the wild turkey to be the national bird, because he thought the eagle was of bad moral character. The Bald Eagle has since become the living symbol of the U.S.A.'s freedoms, spirit and pursuit of excellence. Its image and symbolism have played a significant role in American art, folklore, music and architecture.


Anonymous said...

Faye, these are great shots.

Each time I come to look, I am just more and more impressed with what you are doing here. nita

mk said...

Ooh, nice. Eagles are really hard to get, especially flying.