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Bald Eagle
Bateleur Eagle
An Eagle perched in a tree near river
Falcon Eyes
An eagle landing
Eagle Drying its Feathers
Eagle
Golden Eagle Flying in Valley (Picture 2)
Golden Eagle Flying in Valley (Picture 1)
Golden Eagle Amongst People
Bald Eagle on dirt in middle of lake
Eagle silhouette at sunset
Bald eagle and brown bear at Katmai National Park
Bald Eagle on the Snake River
Juvenile Bald Eagle Preparing to Land
Two juvenile Bald Eagles play in the late winter sky.
Focused Eagle
Gone Fishin'
Lone Eagle
An eagle feeding session at pulau langkawi,
The Philippine  Serpent Eagle
Under the Shadow of His Wings
Bald Eagle on the nest, Belle Isle State Park , VA
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Eagle silhouette at sunset

My husband and I were vacationing in Washington and found a beautiful spot off the bluff of the Dungeness Recreational Area to watch the sunset. We were taking photos and admiring all of God's creation when all of a sudden, this majestic eagle flew past. Neither of us was quick enough to catch a photo, but then he did another swoop back and glided gracefully right in front of us. There was no chance to change any of the settings on my camera, but I ended up with a one in a million shot of the eagle silhouette up against the sun setting on the Salish Sea.

TAGS: Creation, Eagle, Sunset, Washington

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Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Michelle Nikolai.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2018
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Aug. 5, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: COOLPIX L840
Focal Length: 17.6mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f9.2
ISO: ISO125
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PHOTO LOCATION Sequim, Washington, United States of America