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a group of eagles waiting for food, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
January 7, 2015

Hungry Birds

“The bald eagle is an opportunist,” says photographer Klaus Nigge, whose images of bald eagles in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands appear in the January 2015 issue of National Geographic. “He’s a scavenger. Even if food is stinky and old, he’ll take it.” Here, eagles still await a free meal near the home of a woman who used to feed them roadkill and fish scraps. See more photos from the January 2015 feature story "First Bird." Hear photographer Klaus Nigge speak about photographing bald eagles on Proof.
Photograph by Klaus Nigge, National Geographic

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