This capture of a bald eagle was shot in the Centerville area North of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. The stately bird was perched in a tree alongside a road near the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. The eagles are beginning to arrive in the area and will stay for most of the month of February. People have talked of seeing hundreds of the birds at the peak of the winter layover. On my recent visit, I was able to spot a couple dozen, though most were quite a distance from the road.

Canon 30D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens with 1.4 extender – 1/640 second, f/5.6, ISO 100