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Bald Eagle – National Symbol of the United States of America

Since 1782, the Bald Eagle has been the national symbol of the United States of America (as if you didn’t know).

This is an image of an immature bald eagle with its mouth open wide in anticipation of being fed. When fully mature, about 5 years old, the head feathers become completely white, and when viewed from a distance give the eagle its “bald” appearance.

More information at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/birds/bald-eagles.asp

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10 responses

  1. Incredible light! What a magnificent bird.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    • Thanks Chris. A bit vicious looking, I think.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  2. wow… look at those eyes, he looks ready to attack. 😉 Great shot, Jim!

    March 22, 2012 at 3:58 am

    • Thanks Anne. He really does look vicious. I wouldn’t like to get on his “wrong side”

      March 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

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