Photographer captures incredible closeup footage of Bald Eagles feeding
It is nature at its most vicious: one persistent photographer had to become part of the landscape and lie completely still for 30 minutes in order to capture this amazing footage. A bald eagle can be seen walking on the beach at Anchor Point on the Cook Inlet and Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The eagle was enjoying a fish snack when a tractor drove by and scared him away. The seagulls immediately swooped in to munch on the eagle's snack, but they flew back as soon as the eagle returned.
Graham McGeorge, a photographer from Scottland, visited Homer in Alaska, in the U.S. after being told by a colleague he should visit the area if he wanted to capture the on film. Graham spent a few years saving for this trip and is was worth every cent. He finally visited the area and headed towards Anchor Point Beach where he was greeted by dozens of the birds swooping along the shoreline looking for their next meal.
Just half a mile off shore a boat of fisherman were making their way back to the beach cleaning their catch as they went - and after getting back they tossed the fish remains onto the beach. This meant a luxurious dinner for the eagles, sending them into a feeding frenzy.
The Jacksonville resident said: “There aren't many places in the U.S. you can find large numbers of these raptors, never mind getting close to them. The usual photographs are in flight far away and nest shots taken from afar. They got so close to me in Alaska that my 600mm lens was actually way too much glass for the task at hand.”
Research does him good on his travels, but he always makes it a point to ask local where to take the best photos.