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A just-hatched golden eagle and an addled egg on a nest in central Utah, USA. (Taken during research with State and Federal permits).

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Canon EOS 20D, 50mm, 1/250, f/8, ISO 200, Fill Flash.

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  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 3 years ago

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!! What a great moment u have captured so beautifully ! Cheers , Judy

  • Thanks very much Judy!

    – Kent Keller

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    what a beauty and how wonderful you are able to witness this first hand….very cool

  • Thanks so much Loree!

    – Kent Keller

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 3 years ago

    This so sweet! Why did they addle the other egg? Doesn’t that mean that they shake it so it won’t hatch?

  • Thanks Nancy. Eggs usually addle when they are not fertilized or when they get chilled or overheated during incubation. When a person shakes an egg they can tell it is addled when there is movement in the egg.

    – Kent Keller

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloover 3 years ago

    This is a spectacular shot of what many of us never get to see! Amazing detail, great work :)

  • Thanks very much Christina!

    – Kent Keller

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    love those goggles … but look look at those little pin feathers on his widdle head!!!!!! SOOO darling!!!!!! Now, doesn’t mom get annoyed at you sticking your lenses in her baby’s face? At 50mm, you were a bit close!!!!! Come, come, tell the story … we’re all waiting to hear!!!!!!

  • Thanks Lois. Most golden eagle mom’s soar overhead while I am at the nest, but I have met a few over the years that try to remove my head from my shoulders! One struck a lens I was holding up to my face nearly knocking me over. I knew then it was time to leave!

    – Kent Keller

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    How sweet this is!! Look at that beak, it is so sharp. Wonderful capture.

  • Thanks very much!

    – Kent Keller

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago
    WOW what a fab shot great detail, your so lucky to be allowed to see this.
  • Thanks Malcolm. I have been studying nesting golden eagles for over 35 years. I am still in awe of them.

    – Kent Keller

  • WINTERROSE
    WINTERROSEover 3 years ago

    AWESOME PIC

  • Thanks very much Rose!

    – Kent Keller

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you Sarnia.

    – Kent Keller

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture, superb. Fave for sure.

  • Thanks very much Gary!

    – Kent Keller

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