Sometimes the elegant simplicity of a black and white photo is the best declaration of the power of a yearling bald eagle.
Two Raptors at Jordan Lake Dam
This bald eagle is about 14 months old.
Adult female osprey with soulful eyes.
Down the Haw River I watched as these two immature bald eagles got into a squabble.
The eagle to the right had just gotten knocked off the branch it was perched on, by an older eagle.
The eagle to the left seemed to resent the disturbance and faced off with the other youngster.
The encounter stayed a bluff on both sides and they both found new perches elsewhere.
Ranger Cove: Osprey Update
Every family should have portraits done and black and white is a great way to show detail.
Broken Feather: my what big feet you have!
Brother Piper: heading to the water to fish; alas I lost sight of him behind the trees.