Stunning close-up pictures of an American bald eagle making a catch
An adult American bald eagle sets his sights on a fish on a lake in Washington State, U.S.A. The majestic bird of prey makes the catch feet first and takes off to a nearby tree with its prize. Their talons are up to 2 inches in length and these large raptors actively hunt all day long. It takes 4.5yrs for eagles to develop this distinctive feathering with pure white head and tail and thick brown body and legs. Wade said ‘’ This particular eagle was so close to me that I could see a blood tinged wound on his head, just behind its right eye, possibly sustained during a mid-air altercation with another bird’’.