Bald Eagle eating salmon - Chilkat River, Alaska
Bald Eagle eating salmon - Chilkat River, Alaska

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Caption   A Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) eats a salmon while perched in a tree along the Chilkat River near Haines, Alaska, on the morning of November 19, 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   w6131-4f78-1ebd1
Date and Time   November 19, 2015   10:26 AM
Location   Chilkat River, Alaska
latitude 59° 22' 51.9" N       longitude 135° 50' 36.1" W
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