Bald eagles diving on fish of this size is an eye opening experience that you just have to see for yourself!
Eagles are a top level predator that will go after a variety of prey, but it’s fish that they like the best.
Once we started getting some good slow motion looks at those big birds dive bombing trout, salmon, and any other fish they can get their talons into, our eyes starting popping out of our heads.
Here’s another good look.
Just in case you weren’t sure how deadly those talons are, check this out:
Those are as big as a human hand and with built in razor-grip fingers! Not to mention the fact that they lock in and don’t, sometimes can’t, let go. While many juvenile eagles will steal a meal from another eagle and even go for carrion, bald eagles are disgustingly good hunters.
Is it just me or do they always look angry?