Bald Eagle Talons Beach Reflections Homer Alaska

Along the coastal shores on the beach at Homer, Alaska, a Bald Eagle stands in the stillness of the water where he shows off his sharp talons and their reflections.

The plumage on a Bald Eagle standing in the shallow water along the beach in Homer, Alaska is brightly highlighted in the remaining light at sunset. The talons, underside and legs on this Bald Eagle show their reflections in the stillness of the water while he remains motionless on the beach.

The softness of the plumage comes from the layers of about 7,000 feathers. They are lightweight and extremely strong for flying and necessary to protect the Bald Eagle from the cold climates as well as from the warmth of the sun. Each layer of feathers has a different purpose to protect the Bald Eagle in its natural environment.

The talons are very important in the survival of a Bald Eagle as they are used for hunting and defense. By using their talons, which they can open and close as so needed, they can easily kill their prey. Each talon is very powerful, sharp and long and can apply about 1,000 pounds of pressure per square inch in each foot. On average, a Bald Eagle can hold onto about 5 pounds of food in its talons.

The Bald Eagle is one of the most beautiful species of birds and the beach area in Homer, Alaska is one of the best viewing areas. The sunset hours are exceptional especially when the reflections shine across the surface of Homer Spit.

Bald Eagle, Homer, Alaska. (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)



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Photo Title: Bald Eagle Talons Beach Reflections Homer Alaska

Along the coastal shores on the beach at Homer, Alaska, a Bald Eagle stands in the stillness of the water where he shows off his sharp talons and their reflections.

Scientific Name:

Haliaeetus Leucocephalus

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© Ron Niebrugge Accent Alaska.com

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d034_875 - Bald Eagle Talons Beach Reflections Homer Alaska