Taken 16-Jul-09
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Photo Info

Dimensions2394 x 1631
Original file size2.89 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken16-Jul-09 09:46
Date modified8-Jan-18 09:54
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length560 mm
Max lens aperturef/8
Exposure1/1600 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Paul_Gill_Bald Eagle point

Paul_Gill_Bald Eagle point

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
In the late 20th century the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States, while flourishing in much of Alaska and Canada. Populations recovered and stabilised, so the species was removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species and transferred to the list of threatened species on July 12, 1995, and it was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.
Bald eagles are not actually bald, the name deriving from the older meaning of the word, "white headed"