Saturday, February 7, 2009
A couple of weeks ago my wanderings found me in Farmington Bay along the Wasatch Front outside Salt Lake City, Utah looking for the Bald Eagles that winter there. Farmington Bay and the Great Salt Lake - one of the most important migration stops for birds of all kinds in North America, and one of the truly remarkable ecosystems on the planet. It's also a very cool place to photograph birds. And sure enough I found a cooperative Bald Eagle that flew over my set-up (Nikon D-700 with 200-400 AF-S lens on a Wimberly head and Gitzo tripod) with the sun behind me. Nice bird! I hope we do everything we can to preserve this ecosystem and protect the habitat for these wonderful birds. We would be crazy not to.