This image was captured on the beach of the east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, very close to my home. Bald eagles are thriving here. Frequently on my way to work I can count 10 to 15 birds. This one posed very nicely for me.
Captured with a Nikon D300, Nikkor 600 mm f4 lens with 1:4 teleconverter (840 mm), ISO 400, f6.3, 1/640s. Cropped, color corrected, and sharpened in PS CS4.