Wednesday, February 24

The Eagle Has Landed

Can you believe, this is MY photo I took today??! I'm tempted to do an impressive "Wordless Wednesday" post but I simply cannot remain silent over the subject matter! I went for a long drive today, over 100 miles in a big loop...the sun has been out, it's 40+ F which feels warm, snow is melting fast...I went S to Hwy 36, across 'the park'. I was going to go to the town of Custer then head S again down Hwy 385, but decided last minute to go down the W part of the wildlife loop along Hwy 89, which connects with Hwy 385 in Wind Cave Nat'l Park. Anyway, thank God I went that way because right where you cross the cattle (or buffalo) guard into Wind Cave NP, I came upon two bald eagles in a dead tree by the side of the road. I went past them, turned around, and took photos from the car as I passed. One eagle flew off right away. I parked in a large turn-out there and carefully got out of the car and walked over within 25 feet of the tree. I was able to take my time taking photos; Baldie didn't seem to give a fig that I was there. Amazingly, not a single car drove by the whole time. What an amazing experience; I was just dumb-founded. More on my outing today to be posted soon.

11 comments:

  1. WOW...AND WOW AGAIN!!!!!!!NO OTHER WORDS NEEDED

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  2. What a fantastic picture!!!! You did good, girl. Awesome.

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  3. I think it's Perfect! A perfect pose agsinst a perfect sky. You must be so pleased, Jann!

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  4. Holy Smokes! I would be so excited to get a shot like that!

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  5. Again Wow! Congrats!
    So glad you didn't do "Wordless" Wednesday!

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  6. Majestic for sure, Jann. You were at the right place at the right time.

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  7. Fantastic effort . . . you just keep on excelling! The wolf is amazing too. Hang in there Spring will be there soon!

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  8. Worth every mile you travelled Jann. Close enough to touch! Just FABulous. FAB.

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  9. Wow! Jann, you hit the jackpot with this photo! The lighting was perfect for this eagle portrait!
    This one is worth enlarging and framing!! It JUST was your day!!

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