Uprooted Magnolia

Golden Eagle

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 11, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Saw this guy one evening while checking cattle. They can prey on large mammals but I’m pretty sure he was after the abundance of ravens flying around the calving pasture.


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  1. longhauler2170 said, on May 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

    can i save this picture i just love eagles, you are such a great photographer

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  2. FeyGirl said, on May 11, 2012 at 9:47 am

    WOW! Amazing… My guy ADORES these eagles, and we’ve only seen them in sanctuaries (sadly, where they must stay b/c they’ve been hurt — but happily, where they’re lovingly cared for). How BEAUTIFUL and lucky for you! Lovely image. ♥

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    • leahyetter said, on May 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Thank you! I think sanctuaries are a good thing, I went to a couple when I lived in Georgia. But at Calloway Gardens, I always dream of stealing the owls in the “Birds of Prey” show. I just LOVE owls!

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      • FeyGirl said, on May 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

        Ooooh owls are my favorite, too — also known as “flying cats”! Love them. Just adore them.

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  3. cravesadventure said, on May 11, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful – love birds of prey – thanks for sharing! Have a Great Weekend:)

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  4. suzysomething said, on May 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Eagles are so elegant, and so arrogant! Your picture has picked up both, wonderfully.

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    • leahyetter said, on May 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

      Oh yes! Their beaks are ALWAYS stuck up in the air. So snobby! Thanks Suzy.

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  5. Ellen said, on May 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    have a very nice weekend!

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  6. scrapydo said, on May 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Beautiful photo! Helps to have your camera always ready

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  7. jessiethought said, on May 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Wow. Beautiful bird!

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    • leahyetter said, on May 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

      That’s the only Golden Eagle I’ve ever seen out here. I was pretty darn excited!

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  8. allmymoons said, on May 13, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I love those plants around the eagle with those grass-like blades sticking up into the air. What are they called?

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    • leahyetter said, on May 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Those are Yucca. You can eat their flower when they bloom but those lovely green leaves will stick you and scratch when you hike through them. They are pretty to look at but can be annoying walking through them.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca

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