Big Bird - I've always thought it a bit odd that the name of these eagles has the word bald in it. Oh sure, I get that the white head kinda make them look bald....but not really. Anyhow, it's not often one gets to be eye level with one of these beautiful birds. The image was taken from a high point and the eagle was perched on top of a tree down a hill from where I was. This image was captured in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is copyright protected.
The Golden Eagle... The Golden Eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.
Divine spirit, chief of all the creatures in the air, the primary servant of the sun. Powerful in battle, the eagle protects the people from evil. Eagle medicine attributes include clear vision and soaring spirit. The eagle is associated with success, prosperity and wealth. In the Zuni Tradition, the Eagle symbolizes the direction Up.