Signal Mtn

Eagle fishing

Looking for Dinner
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

Bald eagles are found in Yellowstone throughout the year. You are however more likely to spot them in the winter. This fellow was looking for dinner along the Firehole River. The Firehole River provides an excellent source of food for eagles during Yellowstone's harsh winter and is a great location to watch eagles feed.

The plumage of an adult Bald Eagle is evenly brown with a white head and tail. The plumage of the immature is brown, speckled with white until the fifth (rarely fourth, very rarely third) year, when it reaches sexual maturity.

 

TIMES

 

As is the case with most birdlife, eagles are most active in early morning or late afternoon.

The Bald Eagle's diet is opportunistic and varied, but most feed mainly on fish. In Yellowstone trout provide most of the Bald Eagle's diet. Bald Eagles are not preyed on in the wild and are thus considered apex predators.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 70-300mm on a crop sensor camera, 100-400mm on full frame camera.

FILMS

Slide films: Fuji Provia 400X

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