It was one of my biggest surprises ever as a photographer. I fidgeted with the camera as Cara, Ethan and I walked along the Saratoga Trail.
I heard Cara say, “It’s an eagle.”
I thought, “Huh?”
So she said it again, with some emphasis, “It’s an eagle!”
I looked up and there he sat – about thirty feet away from us. Yes it was an eagle. And not only that but it was an American Bald Eagle! I had never been that close to an eagle. I had never seen an eagle other than at a zoo. I got three shots of him before he flew away – we watched in awe as he left us. I should have zoomed in on him and got some more images. Maybe next time.
Indiana does not have a large American Bald Eagle population (maybe 200-300) and most of those live south of here. We have since heard that there are a couple of nests nearby so maybe we will get some more looks after all!
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