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Hunting Eagle
Bald eagles appeared to be fairly common in the Kawuneeche Valley in the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. This one was hanging out near the lightly flowing Colorado River. Photo taken Nov 13, 2009.

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BLongNice shot

BLong

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I saw one of these beautiful animals up at a hut outside of Aspen yesterday.
Posted Nov 25, 2009 12:08 am

johnmnicholsRe: Nice shot

johnmnichols

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Thanks. They are amazing to watch. We saw them several times in the Kawuneeche Valley over our two days there. In fact, I think there's a stretch of the Colorado River below Shadow Mountain Lake that's closed to hikers during the winter due to eagle nesting.
Posted Nov 25, 2009 7:22 am

Mountain_girlGreat!

Mountain_girl

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Wow, that is great luck to see those birds so close. I have not had the chance, yet. Thank you so much for posting!
Posted Nov 30, 2009 1:56 am

johnmnicholsRe: Great!

johnmnichols

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Thanks! I did get lucky this time. All my other attempted photos of bald eagles capture their backside off in the distance as they're flying away.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 8:05 am

Tomek Lodowybreathtaking animal photos

Tomek Lodowy

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Absolutely stunning collection of pics, John!

What can I say...congrats and thanks for sharing!

All the best from Dublin

Tomek
Posted Jan 21, 2010 10:23 am

johnmnicholsThanks again.

johnmnichols

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Just happen to be at the right place at the right time. Wish I had a camera with me for the many encounters I've had trail running in the mountains...
Posted Jan 22, 2010 8:16 am

ojofantastic..

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..I can't say more! saludos jane.
Posted Oct 21, 2011 4:38 am

johnmnicholsRe: fantastic..

johnmnichols

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Thanks! It's always a special treat to see an eagle in the backcountry.
Posted Oct 21, 2011 7:52 am

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johnmnicholsSubmitted by johnmnichols
on Nov 23, 2009 6:03 pm

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Lat/Lon: 40.32770°N / 105.85602°W
Object Title: Hunting Eagle