As a boy growing up in the Midwest I’d never have dreamed of seeing a Bald Eagle in the wild. This majestic species was hovering on the edge of extinction. With that memory strongly held in my mind I always get an extra feeling of pleasure and surprise when I come across an eagle in Eastern North Carolina. In the last year I’ve enjoyed a few sightings around the Croatan National Forest and along some of the rivers and streams that form its borders. Sighting two together in a single tree, well that’s a first for me in this part of the state. The following aren’t my best photos by any means. They didn’t stick around long and the sun wasn’t in an optimal position. Never the less, they are special to me because of what they are and what they reprsent. I hope you’ll enjoy them too.