I photographed this Immature Bald Eagle With Fish In Its Talons while photographing from my pickup in the parking lot at the Charleston Lake in Charleston, Arkansas.

Immature Bald Eagle With Fish In Its Talons

Immature Bald Eagle With Fish In Its Talons

A Bald Eagle flying with a fish in its talons is among the most amazing sights to see. These birds are skilled hunters who catch fish from rivers and lakes utilizing their excellent vision and sharp talons.

The Bald Eagle was once in danger of going extinct despite being a national symbol. The population of the bird suffered greatly due to habitat loss and the usage of pesticides like DDT. However, the Bald Eagle has made a remarkable recovery as a result of conservation initiatives. The bird reminds us all of the beauty and strength of the natural world by being a regular sight in many areas of the country today.

Photographing these magnificent birds may be challenging and rewarding, regardless of your level of experience in wildlife photography. Just remember to exercise patience, be well-prepared, and be ready to act when the chance presents itself.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 23, 2023 (10:04 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • ISO: 1250 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm