Uploaded: January 07, 2018 07:05:51 | Entered: January 07, 2018 07:05:51
• The scientific name for bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, means “white-headed sea-eagle.”
• Females are larger than males. On average the wingspan of a bald eagle is between six and a half and seven and a half feet.
• The bald eagle was adopted as the national bird of the United States in 1782. At that time, there was an estimated 25,000-75,000 specimens. In 1963, there were less than 500 pairs left in the wild. According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, there are more than 9,000 estimated pairs in the wild today.
• Bald eagles see in color. In fact, they have eyesight that’s four to seven times better than that of a human.
Background by Jai Johnson
John Connolly January 07, 2018I love all eagles Candace! There are no exception! What a superb image! #1702126
frank w. degenhardt January 08, 2018Oh WOW Candace. What a beautiful work of art this is. I to love Eagles and all the raptors so this is special to me and certainly a favorite to be enjoyed over and over. The beauty of these two with colors and details is breath taking. That background work is so perfect. Add to that, the fantastic description and the interesting information about them that you give us. What a Winner this is. A beautiful look, a wonderful read, you got it all so perfect Candace. #11669799
Husain Akhtar January 10, 2018Excellent work and presentation - love the lighting and details - description very helpful indeed! #11670056
Emile Abbott January 14, 2018Stunning capture and the background is perfect for the presentation. Outstanding in every way Candace. #11670910
frank w. degenhardt February 19, 2018I am hoping this gets the gold. What a beautiful work. Congratulations on this Staff Favorite Candace. #11679400
frank w. degenhardt February 22, 2018Hope this gets the gold Candace. Deserves it. Congratulations on the Finalist. #11680041
Emile Abbott February 22, 2018Double your pleasure and double your fun all the way to an awesome finalist. Congrats Candace. #11680192
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