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A pair of bald eagles on the Bitterroot River by amontanaview

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Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus – Taken on the middle Bitterroot River, Montana, USA. A pair of bald eagles in a snag. There is a nest near by and I assume they are hunting for fish. This is a classic pose. Thank goodness the numbers are steady years after a decline due to DDT use in our farmlands. During the 1950s and 1960s the use of pesticides, especially DDT, became a major problem. DDT residues accumulated in fish, a major food source of eagles. The residues then accumulated in the eagles that ate the fish and subsequently caused a thinning of eggshells. DDT is now banned in the United States. Formerly Endangered, they are now delisted in Montana but are a Special Status Species

Canon EOS 7D, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO:200, 300mm
Cannon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens

Sept 2010

Jan 2012

Feb 2012

Tags

bird, bald eagle, nature, wildlife, pair, blue, sky, snag

Comments

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Joycelone. I appreciate your comments!

    – amontanaview

  • Bryan D. Spellman
    Bryan D. Spellmanalmost 4 years ago

    What a terrific shot.

  • Thank you Bryan! Coming from you, the compliment is even more sweet.

    – amontanaview

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    September 20, 2010

  • I just now saw this. THANK YOU! I am thrilled.

    – amontanaview

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, amazing work.

  • Thank you!!!

    – amontanaview

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneideralmost 4 years ago


    just love these bird and you captured them beautifully !

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

  • Such a wonderful surprise, thank you very much!

    – amontanaview

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful !

  • Thank you!

    – amontanaview

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 2 years ago

  • Wow, terrific surprise to be featured here. Thank you!

    – amontanaview

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 2 years ago

  • I have had the flu, just got back on to see this good news! Thank you very much.

    – amontanaview

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the AMERICAS~RURAL, URBAN, WILD AND FREE group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you, I am thrilled!!!

    – amontanaview

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