Featured in The Birds on May 16th, 2011.
The golden eagle is one of North America’s largest raptors.
They are mostly dark brown and golden-brown, with white patches on the underside of their wings.
Their legs are feathered down to their feet, which have yellow skin. Their beaks are narrow and dark brown.
When soaring their wings are held horizontally flat and at a 90 degree angle to their body.
Photo taken at the Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada.
Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:135 mm
Exposure:1/200 at f/5.6