Coiled for speed
Eye-to-Eye with an eagle. It's like the eagle is tightening down a spring that's going to uncoil in flight. And I like the tension from the soft focus on the ferns in the background. It was a cloudy day with occasional light showers, the light was soft and diffused. The Anan Wildlife Observatory's top-level provided an eye-level view of eagles in flight, and the bottom level provided an eye-level view of black bears feasting on pink salmon. The observatory, located near a stream between two heavily forested mountain ridges, is 30 miles southeast of the town of Wrangell.