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Posted June 9th, 2017

Eagle and Chick

This eagles’ nest sits in a tree next to the Yukon River, not far outside Whitehorse. The river bank keeps rising higher past the tree, providing a great vantage point from where one can look into the nest. There are actually two eaglets; the other one is just hidden from view in this photo. They were about 3 weeks old when I took the shot on May 30th. The parents take turns sitting on the nest to tend them. I have images with both of the adult birds on the nest at once and many others of them feeding the chicks morsels of a fish they had stowed in the nest. But this one is my favourite, with the warm light after 10 PM and the complementary pose of parent and chick that implies to me a sense of bonding between them.
Pentax K-1, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM @ 500mm, 1/160 sec @ f/8, ISO 800