"TRANSFORMATION" - American Bald Eagle (Immature & Adult)

December 13, 2021  •  2 Comments

"TRANSFORMATION"

American Bald Eagle (Immature & Adult) - 5 Photos

 

Nature is continually in transformation. Some of the most striking transformations can be the seasonal change of the coats of Jack Rabbits & Weasels or the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies and moths.

 

One transformation that takes up to approximately 5 years is the American Bald Eagle. That's the time that it takes a young eagle to go from its mottled brown feathers to the iconic white headed eagle that is so recognizable. 

 

That being said, to me it is another amazing feat of Nature, who never fails to surprise.

 

The young eagle below, I believe, is probably two years old, maybe three. It wasn't born this year as already the white "mask" is appearing on its head. 

 

So a few years on, this young eagle, providing it manages to stay out of trouble and learns to hunt well, will go  

 

FROM THIS:

 

PHOTO #1

PHOTO #2

 

TO THIS:

 

PHOTO #3

PHOTO #4

PHOTO #5

 


Comments

John Harper(non-registered)
very nice series! great photos of all the birds.
Urszula(non-registered)
Beautiful, high quality photos!
The bird in flight photos are exceptional, offer a great look at the young eagle.
I hope you've had a good day yesterday, albeit sooo cold :)
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