On Sunday January 25th My daughter Dominique and I made the 90 mile trip north to the Petenwell Dam near Necedah, Wisconsin to photograph fishing Bald Eagles in the open waters below the dam.
I had been looking at some of he fantastic images many of my fellow photographers have been posting in various places and knew I needed to get up there to see this for myself. Despite fairly warm temperatures, less than ideal lighting and several fishing boats on the water most of the morning, we were able to see some amazing action among the roughly 100 juvenile and adult eagles.
Below are 24 of the more than 1,300 pictures I took.
The next three pictures show an adult Bald Eagle pursuing a juvenile in possession of a Sheepshead resulting in the fish being dropped as can be seen in the third picture.
The following pictures show an eagle attempting and missing a Sheepshead, resulting in the fish tumbling through the air in a spray of water.
Finally, I close with two pictures that Dominique took. A very fine picture for only her second time out with me.