Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Catch of the day

On our way home last Sunday from the tulip fields in Skagit Valley we stopped at Deception Pass and decided to take a boat tour offered at the bridge. Shortly after we had gotten underway, we were especially fortunate to witness an unexpected bonus of nature's day to day routine. We watched in awe as a bald eagle suddenly dropped from the sky in front of our boat, snatched a fish from the water and headed up into the trees for an evening meal. By the time our boat had quietly motored up to the bank beneath the eagle's tree, he had devoured most of his catch, but I was able to get a few quick shots before he sailed off. During the hour long tour we were given an informative and lively presentation by the crew and we also spotted seals, porpoises, a peregrine falcon and more eagles. Thumbs up for Deception Pass Tours.



10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic shot, Raf! And how marvelous it must have been to be able to see it -- for real!!

Boise Diva said...

He's magnificent!

Hilda said...

What a treat!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shot. It must be a 'moveable feast'. LOL
Eagles are so great to shoot. (with camera, that is). MB

joo said...

Wow Raf, I'm getting jeleous:)

Olivier said...

bravo, il est magnifique.

bravo, it is magnificent.

cieldequimper said...

Ah those little magical moments in life! You are so lucky!

John said...

What a great capture. Have a nice weekend, Raf.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

Wonderful photo of a magnificent bird. Thanks for sharing this one.

Bibi said...

You know, I have almost an identical shot of Gig Harbor eagle devouring a fish, and dropping the inedible parts from the tree. Actually, almost being hit by a tail fin is what prompted me to look up! Great catch for you and the eagle.