Mature Bald Eagle Soars Over Lake

I photographed this mature Bald Eagle as it soared low over the Charleston Lake in Charleston, Arkansas.

Wow, words just don’t do justice to this incredible bird. Every time you see it, you’re left in awe of its fluid, effortless movements and those massive wings – can you even imagine having a wingspan of 7 feet?! It’s like watching poetry in motion as it uses thermals to effortlessly glide through the sky. Simply amazing!

Mature Bald Eagle Flying Low
Mature Bald Eagle Flying Low

Capturing wildlife on camera is all about finding the right lighting and background. And boy, did the warm golden rays of the sunrise hit the spot for this majestic Eagle! The contrast between its dark feathers and the stunning blue sky is just incredible, making the bird pop right off the screen. It was the perfect scene for a picture-perfect moment!

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 23, 2023 (09:38 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 1250 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 800 mm (Fixed)