The Steely Stare by barnsis

  • A close up of the steely stare of the Bald Eagle.*

This magnificent bird is a rescued bird located in the World Bird Sanctuary in south St. Louis County.

The scientific name, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, means “white-headed sea eagle” in Latin. The term Bald Eagle may have come from the French which use the term Bald for White Head.

This majestic bird reminds me of the freedoms and opportunities we are afforded in our great country.
The fierce look of concentration reminds me that I was able to come from a youth of abject poverty to an adulthood of relative contentment and comfort. To me he is the symbol of the opportunity we are all provided if we work hard and try to succeed.

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  • Tracy DeVore
    Tracy DeVorealmost 6 years ago

    Ooh, you just have to wonder what’s on his mind!! Awesome capture, Byron. ☺

  • He did have me in his sight and looked very intense.

    – barnsis

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 6 years ago

    Wow impressive!!!
    Love these birds they’re so elegant and gracious when flying.

  • They are impressive in all ways.

    – barnsis

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous photo capture!!!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Byron. Awesome birds they are !

  • Thanks, yes they are very impressive

    – barnsis

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 6 years ago

    Brilliant clarity, and close! Wonderful Nature capture! I love Bald Eagles, ’Bald" actually is French for ’White Head":=}

  • Thank you very much, and thank you for the information, I always wondered why they were called Bald when they were far from being that, maybe your information is the answer.

    – barnsis

  • Oncemore
    Oncemorealmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture:)

  • Thank you very much.

    – barnsis

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 6 years ago Little bit of information on the Bald Eagle:=}

  • Thank you for the information, I have added it to both images

    – barnsis

  • BarbL
    BarbLalmost 6 years ago

    Wow….what a handsome face! No doubt about him that he means business!

  • He is intense isn’t he.

    – barnsis

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome capture Byron!!!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Enivea
    Eniveaalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot Byron, and I do wish he’d get a name change.

  • We could name her after you { :>)

    – barnsis

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