Sunrise brought the gift of a spectacular daybreak over the Valley of the Eagles at the Chilkat Valley Bald Eagle Reserve. Thousands of bald eagles converge on a wide expanse of the Chilkat River beginning late Fall (October). The portion of the river in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve remains unfrozen during the cold winter months, carcasses of salmon sustaining the big birds throughout winter months.

The sunrise is enhanced slightly by a polarizer.

The Valley of the Eagles, Chilkat Valley Bald Eagle Reserve near Haines, Alaska, USA.

November 13, 2009

Canon 40D, Tamron 28-75mm lens, Singh Ray Gold and Blue polarizer, graduated neutral density filter, Manfrotto tripod, Wimberley II head, cable release, shutter 1/125, f/3.2, ISO 100

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work whalegeek, I member this place!

  • Hey, Jenny! Thank you so much.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    What beautiful color!

  • Thank you, Gina. We were blessed with some pretty sunrises while in Haines. The best thing was that sunrise was around 8 am!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 4 years ago

    It is lovely Gina :))

  • Thank you, Sharon. Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing living in the Midwest when Alaska continues to beckon! I know you understand that.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallover 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful Gina! I just love the colors and mood, great capture!!!

  • Bob, thank you so much. It was a pretty moment in time for me. Snowy peaks were tinged rosy pink and eagles soared overhead…I could get used to starting all my days like that.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • headygirl
    headygirlover 4 years ago

    stunning landscape

  • Thanks a bundle! Much appreciated.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    Wow the purples!

  • Kim, thank you so much. Nature has such a wonderful palette, doesn’t it?

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful sunrise image Gina!

  • Martin, thank you very much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    perfect, beautiful image!!

  • Tori, thank you for your kind comment!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Cherubtree
    Cherubtreeover 4 years ago

    Lovely tones..:-)

  • Thanks a bundle!!!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • driftindreamin
    driftindreaminover 4 years ago



  • Mike, thank you for stopping by!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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