The Bald Eagle haliaeetus leucocephalus
Featured in All Things in the Natural World June 25, 2010
Featured in Spirit of the Native Amercan August 26, 2010
Canon EOS 30D DSLR; 70-200 mm f/2.8 L; with 2X ext.
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and symbol of the United States of America.
The bold Eagle is the official symbol of the government of the United States of America. It is supposed to symbolize freedom, spirit and the pursuit of excellence. It has become a symbolic part of American folklore, art, architecture and music. It was adopted as such due to its being unique to North America.