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Soaring Chinook by DeeOtter Soaring Chinook by DeeOtter
At the end of the bird show Chinook glides down from a high point behind the concert lawn and soars down to the stage. She's not able to actively fly to gain altitude due to an injured wing but she is able to glide.

Bald eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Oregon Zoo, Portland OR
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sharkbaits Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
all i have to say for this is HOLY WOWZERS that is one heck of a pic awesome job my friend
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DeeOtter Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
I had to visit the zoo a BUNCH of times to get a shot like this. It helps with the practice of taking pictures of wild eagles as well.
The zoo has another eagle (Chinook has retired from flying she's pretty old for an eagle) named Sukai, and he hasn't gotten quite the hang of where to fly yet (all in the learning process) So he'll usually go off course for a bit before flying back down to his trainers. 
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sharkbaits Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i have taken a photo of an eagle in flight, but sadly it was so far of in the distance. :( i still took the pic, but wouldn't be good for the group gallery, so i hesitated  on posting it in the group.

if you haven't seen that photo, i have it in the folder in my gallery under eagles if your interested to look at it :)

and your welcome it truly is an amazing photo :D
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ByteStudio Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful - both Chinook - and the photo! (Great light!)
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