Soaring Bald Eagle - Chilkat River, Alaska
Soaring Bald Eagle - Chilkat River, Alaska

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Caption   A Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) soars over the mountains bordering the Chilkat River near Haines, Alaska, on November 18, 2015. In early winter, the Chilkat, one of the last rivers in the area to freeze, attracts large numbers of eagles that feast on salmon. This is believed to be the largest mass gathering of bald eagles in the world. The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was established in 1982 to protect this critical habitat.
Photo Id   w5872-dcce-406db
Date and Time   November 18, 2015   11:18 AM
Location   Chilkat River, Alaska
latitude 59° 22' 51.9" N       longitude 135° 50' 36.1" W
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