This was such an amazing experience for me. I was out of my comfort zone looking for an opportunity to photograph an eagle. I do not have a large telephoto lens, so I felt at a disadvantage. I watched many photographers capturing shots that I was unable to get. It was when I walked back to my car that an eagle landed in a tree close to me. I was alone and it looked at me as if to say, "Here's your chance!" I was nervous and excited! It stayed for one shot then flew away. I'll never forget it.
I walked up slowly to a field of snow geese, trying not to frighten them. I waited as I sat watching the sun break through the clouds. They were squawking amongst themselves as they grazed. They migrate every year and I am very familiar with their habits. I knew it would be a while before they took flight but it is always worth the wait.