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two bald eagles vying for a spot on the same post, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
December 22, 2014

Incoming Flight

Two bald eagles aim for the same post in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. According to Klaus Nigge, who wrote the January 2015 National Geographic story “First Bird,” the one that lands first in such squabbles usually vacates the perch in order to avoid being raked by the incoming bird’s open talons.

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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