Excellent photos from UK’s James O’Donoghue. While in the viewing stands on the Glendale River there is always activity if you tire to the bears take time for some eagle action or blue herons. The grizzly bears are constantly leaving partially eaten salmon on the shore, which makes the eagles life much easier while the heron are searching for small trout. This eagle appears to be coming to claim some prey either a fresh salmon on a carcass. If you check the feathers above the talons they are wet making me think that a water catch was missed. In the fall the eagle move from other areas along the British Columbia coast to the river where the is much more food and thus providing or guest with great opportunities for photo like this one.
It is very difficult to get one great picture of a breaching whale but to get two on the same trip is a testimony to the ability of the photographer and the number of breaching whales. It was one of those days with many breaches but most of them while in range to see the breach and splash not always in range for a good picture. Whale watching safaris from Grizzly Bear Lodge normally encounter orca, humpback whales, dolphins, porpoise, sealion, seals, eagles and a variety of marine ducks.
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