This, too, is kwana

2 05 2017

Juvenile golden eagle in Spring Creek Basin.

Worst pic ever of an eagle. 🙂 But this one was soaring over Spring Creek Basin recently, and here, we revere these magnificent raptors.

This is a juvenile golden eagle (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden_Eagle/id), and it was one of two reveling in the strong thermals the other day (while I was shivering against those same frigid winds!).

Love.

(Kwana means eagle in the Ute language (http://www.native-languages.org/utah-animals.htm). Possibly specifically bald … but I took it in general terms.)





More gold

3 12 2016

Golden eagle

This beauty was just a few miles outside Spring Creek Basin. In the background are the fresh-snow-covered La Sal Mountains.

The magic of beauty and wildness is all around us!





Another other

18 01 2013

One of three:

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Golden!

They were on a dead elk right outside the herd area along the road. Simply gorgeous – the eagles, not the poor elk.





Golden

19 06 2012

Oooh …

la …

la!

This gorgeous big bird was right off the road. After fumbling for my camera, I managed to fire off these shots when s/he took off.

Simply stunning.