Nowhere else was it foggy, but when I got to Montour Preserve, I found the lake completely fogged in. After taking the trouble to load the kayak that morning, I decided to go for it. The fog was bound to clear, wasn’t it? And also there were two bald eagles waiting for me across the lake. By the time I paddled across to them, the fog had lifted enough to get some decent pictures. And there was something magical about slipping through the mist across the water, which I had all to myself.
I’m SO glad I decided to put the boat into the foggy lake. My heart soars with the eagle every time I see that 8′ wingspan!
Some cool facts about the Bald Eagle:
They are at the top of the food chain.
Immature eagles are a mixture of dark brown and white, with a black bill. It takes 4 or 5 years for them to acquire a completely white head and tail.
An eagle may have an eye the size of a human’s, but it can see 4x better!
More info on the Bald Eagle can be found here.
Your foggy photo is so ethereal and lovely, beautifully done.
Thanks, Babsje. It was magical being out in the boat in the fog. So glad I decided not to turn around and go home!
I bet you’re glad about that for sure! I’ve only seen a bald eagle in the wild twice, and neither time was I able to get the camera into position in time. In fact, on the second occasion I was foiled by my lens cap, lol. So I can imagine how happy you were that you didn’t leave too soon.
Wow. I know how hard it is to get such clear shots. Beautiful.
So glad you enjoyed them! It really is a natural high to be able to paddle so close to an eagle and have it fly off in front of you.
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