Bald Eagles with Prey by David Friederich

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A mated pair of bald eagles hover over a mallard duck the female has captured. The male, who is smaller than his mate, will have to wait his turn for a meal from the carcass. The image was captured on Canada’s southwest coast near Vancouver in British Columbia, using a Nikon D700, a Nikkor f4 600 mm lens and 1:4 teleconverter. Camera settings: ISO 800, -0.67 EV, f14, 1/800s.

If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture, David!! Instant fave!! =)

  • This is only the second time I have come across a scene like this one, Gail. Luckily, they were close enough for me to shoot. Thank you for the comment and fave.

    – David Friederich

  • Janet Fikar
    Janet Fikarover 5 years ago

    Wow, what a great capture of nature and you always have great descriptions.

  • Thank you for the compliment, Janet.

    – David Friederich

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    Super, David, as always.

  • Good to hear from you, Jesika. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 5 years ago

    Another beauty – the position of the male is particularly compelling – you see them in that interesting flat-footed pose as they’re about to land, but I’ve rarely seen it captured like this. Great work!

  • I agree, Sheila, that the male is very compelling. I fired off 5 shots of this scene, and chose this image to upload for that reason. Glad you like this image, Sheila.

    – David Friederich

  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningover 5 years ago

    brilliant, so very well captured! cheers Paul

  • Thank you, Paul.

    – David Friederich

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Wow!! Wonderful capture David, an instant fav!!

  • Thank you, Marvin, for your comment and fav. I am glad you like this.

    – David Friederich

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 5 years ago

    Excellent moment!!

  • Thank you, Kay. It was a special moment for me.

    – David Friederich

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Fantastic photogrpahy.

  • Thanks Jason.

    – David Friederich

  • hopelilly
    hopelillyover 5 years ago


  • Thank you for viewing and commenting.

    – David Friederich

  • elphonline
    elphonlineover 5 years ago


  • Much appreciated, elphonline. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

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