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Bald Eagles

Happy Fourth of July!  I am showing some photographs I took a couple of weeks ago in Alaska of Bald Eagles.  Several Bald Eagles were sighted in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska.  I think that the eagle on the nest was one that I had photographed before during a trip we took two summers ago in 2010.  We enjoyed our cruise excursion that was arranged by the Chilkat River Adventures Company there near Haines, Alaska.  My husband and I were on a week-long Princess cruise, which is how we found this particular jet boat excursion.  This excursion was excellent, as was the overall cruise!

The picture of the Bald Eagle sitting on the iceberg was one I took when we were in the Tracy Arm fjord near Juneau, Alaska.  Yes, the ice really is that color of blue!  Just stunning!  Yes, the eagle really was sitting perched on that ice!   I did not have my Nikon camera or a long lens on this trip.  I took these pictures using my Olympus snap-shot camera.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!  Have a safe and fun celebration tonight if you will be watching fireworks or traveling.

Comments on: "Bald Eagles" (6)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    aha! now we know why the blogging break was needed. how great! i’d love to see a bald eagle in the wild!

    • Hi TexWisGirl, I highly recommend going to the Chilkat River and the Bald Eagle Preserve there near Haines, AK. The company we went with, Chilkat River Adventures really takes care of the tourists who they take on the river. A safe and oh, so fun, adventure for sure! I hope you get to see a Bald Eagle some day! Happy Fourth of July!

  2. Wow—-how neat. So glad you enjoyed your visit to Alaska. We want to get there sometime.

    My oldest son worked on a small cruise boat in Alaska in 2004-05. He loved it. Tracy Arm was one of his favorite places. I’ll have to find his pictures sometime and send them to you…

    Have a great 4th.

    • Hi Betsy, Glad you have a connection to Alaska and especially the Tracy Arm Fjord. That place is one of the most beautiful in all of the spots I have seen in four cruise trips to Alaska. As one could surmise, I really like Alaska. So beautiful! The weather is mostly cool to cold but that is just the nature of the geography. So if going to the Tracy Arm, bundle up and enjoy! I hope you have a great Independence Day and enjoy the fireworks in the Glade tonight. You can go to Robin Hood Park or you can also see most of the fireworks from the Lake St. George Dam at the outflow end. Happy 4th!

  3. Wonderful photos! I miss seeing the Bald Eagles regularly. They’re still in Iowa, but are staying closer to their nesting sites, I suppose. I am looking forward to seeing them this winter again.

  4. Very nice photos and very fitting for July 4th!

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