Photographs of a Bald Eagle in Ketchikan, AK

Like moths to a flame, tourists off an Alaska cruise are drawn towards the Bald Eagles. Although no longer endangered these amazing predators still need our care sometimes; like this bird we encountered in Ketchikan.

No, I don’t have a giant telephoto lens; we were just in the right place at the right time. This majestic fisherman was on dry land on the arm of its tender as it was rehabilitated from injury.

I did shoot at 200mm so I could keep a fair distance and still get as many photographs as possible as quickly as possible without stressing the bird or the handler. Now you know my secret on how I capture these Bald Eagle photographs but I will still tell friends and family that we had to rappel through the rainforest and wade chest-deep in icy glacial rivers to capture these.

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