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a bald eagle shaking off water at the Memphis Zoo, Tennessee
April 5, 2015

Shake It Off

“The Memphis Zoo houses bald eagles that have been injured too badly to be returned to the wild,” writes Your Shot member Michael Pachis. “Usually the eagles are perched in their tree watching the visitors. However, this time I noticed one ... hopping on the ground toward a water pool in the aviary. He surprised me by dunking his entire head in the water” before coming up shaking. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
Photograph by Michael Pachis, National Geographic Your Shot

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