Taken 30-Nov-12
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Dimensions13279 x 4695
Original file size34.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-Nov-12 11:48
Date modified4-Apr-15 18:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length500 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/60 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/2 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Chilkat River Eagle Council Grounds

Chilkat River Eagle Council Grounds

Chilkat Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska

In November and December each year, the Chilkat Eagle Preserve hosts thousands of eagles who gather to gorge on the final salmon run of the year. There is so much food that the eagles are as thick as "fleas in the trees" along the banks of the river. There are over 100 in one stand of trees in this photo. The Tlingit locals call this spot “The Council Grounds” in honor of the eagles’ gathering.