A new day in America ...

Posted by Ron (Saint Louis, United States) on 20 January 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Today we begin a new chapter in the history of the United States of America ... not a moment too soon.

There are approximately 2,000 eagles that migrate to the middle Mississippi River Valley, making the region's over-wintering population the second largest in the continental United States behind the Klamath Basin area of southern Oregon and northern California. The area's eagles come mainly from nesting territories in central Canada and the Great Lakes states. When the water freezes up north the eagles migrate south to places like the Melvin Price Locks and Dam. I shot this eagle yesterday ... a crystal clear and cold morning.

Canon EOS 40D
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
400 mm

eagle
soaring
new-day

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