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1031 - Eye of the Eagle

1031 - Eye of the Eagle

Alaska - 2012; Audubon Society - Highly Commended, NANPA semi finalist; Bald Eagles, found only on the North American continent, can fly up to 30 mph and dive for their prey at speeds of up to 100 mph. An eagle's eye is only slightly smaller than a human's, but its sharpness is at least four times that of a person with perfect vision. With their keen eyesight, eagles can spot fish at distances of up to one mile. Along the Chilkat River, a warm water reservoir creates an opening in the ice that provides a fresh supply of late salmon and other fish during winter months.