Benbow, CA, United States
Benbow CA Bald Eagle’s Nest – I watched this nest from a great distance across the river all through the season. I hiked up 26 times between February and July – through fixing up the nest, incubating, hatching and fledging of one baby Bald Eaglet. I spent about 100 hours watching. The nest was so far away I had a spotting scope set up next to my camera so I could see what I was photographing, and used a shutter release cable. We brought two groups of school children up to watch and experience the nest. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Talia Rose is a dedicated local photographer who has brought so many of us joy with her sharing of wonder captured moments like Benbow Bald Eagle Nest. This photo was not a quick captured moment but the result of diligent work with lots of time put in to capture this moment. I hope she wins this contest.