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Bald Eagle Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  It's absolutely amazing how Bald Eagle populations have rebounded.  I'm now not surprised to see them anywhere in South Dakota, at any season. There's even a nest less than a mile from our house, and I often see them from our yard. However, the most memorable encounter was at Potter's Marsh south of Anchorage, Alaska.  I was sitting on the ground next to the water, watching nesting Mew Gulls, when I saw a circling Bald Eagle. He dropped lower, and lower, and soon was dive bombing a nest RIGHT in front of me.  I'm a little shocked the photo turned out sharp, given what a surprise it was! He ended up missing the Mew Gull, and then sat there for a moment, right in front of me, before realizing there was some bozo with a camera! Very cool to see at such incredibly close range.

Photo of Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 1 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 2 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 3 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 4 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 1

December 2nd, 2002

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 2

May 5th, 2006
Lake County, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 3

March 20th, 2005
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 4

June 19th, 2008
Northern Oregon

Bald Eagle 5 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 6 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 7 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 8 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 5

February 17th, 2011
Near
Presho, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 6

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 7

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 8

March 20th, 2005
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 9 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 10 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 11 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 12 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 9

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 10

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 11

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 12

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 13 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 14 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 15 -  Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 16 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 13

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 14

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 15

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 16

January 1st, 2007

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 17 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 18 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 19 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 20 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 17

January 17th, 2010

Lyman County, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 18

January 17th, 2010

Lyman County, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 19

January 1st, 2010

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 20

January 1st, 2010

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 21 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 22 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 23 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 24 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 21

January 1st, 2010

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 22

January 20th, 2013

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 23

January 1st, 2010

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 24

February 17th, 2013

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 25 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 26 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 27 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 28 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus - #28

Bald Eagle 25

May 18th, 2014
Potter's Marsh, Anchorage, Alaska

Bald Eagle 26

January 18th, 2015
Near
Presho, South Dakota
 

Bald Eagle 27

December 27th, 2016
Near
Kennebec, South Dakota
 

Bald Eagle 28

January 9th, 2019
Near
Kennebec, South Dakota
  

Bald Eagle 29 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 30 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 31 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 32 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 29

March 22nd, 2019
Near Corson, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 30

March 22nd, 2019
Near Corson, South Dakota
 

Bald Eagle 31

March 22nd, 2019
Near Corson, South Dakota
 

Bald Eagle 32

March 22nd, 2019
Near Corson, South Dakota
 

Bald Eagle 33 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 34 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 35 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 36 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle 33

May 20th, 2014
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
 

Bald Eagle 34

May 20th, 2014
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
  

Bald Eagle 35

July 11th, 2020
Lake Vermilion, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 36

July 11th, 2020
Lake Vermilion, South Dakota
 
Bald Eagle 37 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle 38 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus  Bald Eagle 39 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus  Bald Eagle 40 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus 

Bald Eagle 37

November 18th, 2018
Below Oahe Dam near Pierre, South Dakota

Bald Eagle 38

November 12th, 2018

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 39

November 12th, 2018

Gavin's Point Dam, Nebraska / South Dakota

Bald Eagle 40 (adult on nest)

May 10th, 2019
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
 
Bald Eagle 41 - Haliaeetus leucocephalus      

Bald Eagle 41 (young at nest)

May 10th, 2019
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
  
     

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