Item Number: 2408LR
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ABOUT THE IMAGE:
While Americans fly the Stars and Stripes to express their patriotism, there doesn’t need to be a red, white, and blue flag blowing in the breeze when one is out in nature to know a similar sentiment. Our national wildlife symbol, the bald eagle, exudes the spirit of freedom through the stately appearance of its wide brown-plumed wings, white head and tail, and piercing yellow eyes and talons.
With Into the Wind - Bald Eagle
, Thomas D. Mangelsen expresses his reverence for this charismatic raptor, capturing a salmon-fishing eagle in the Gulf of Alaska at the precise moment it appears to hover in an airborne dance. Bald eagles are known as medicine birds and holders of profound power in the traditions of many native tribes. Up and down the coast of the Northern Pacific, their likeness appears on the carved totem poles of different indigenous clans. Like ravens, they are harbingers, their abundance at certain times of the year telegraphing to humans that the salmon runs are about to begin.