So ubiquitous is the Bald Eagle in Unalaska, they are referred to as pigeons. As they are generally non-harmful to humans their awesome stature can be taken for granted when these large raptors get up close and personal. Especially large females who are looking for food for their eaglets. Larger than my four-year and two-year-old kids by a wide margin, this one landed on my porch and decided to hang out or an hour or so, giving us quite a show in the interim (she shat all over my deck). She was right in front of my door, so it was a bit of a process to open the door without her hissing and spitting acid-blood in my eyes (I’m not an ornithologist so I don’t know that they don’t do this…). When I made it out the door and we were finally face to face, she either ran out of fecal matter or decided my kids were too big for her to take alone, so she spun and took off. Luckily I had my slo-mo finger on fast-forward and managed to capture it.
About Manny Santiago
Used to freelance in Japan, now an F&B professional in Alaska. Photography, Sushi, Beer, Music, Alaskan Wildlife. Currently Obsessed with the Vulcanology of the Pacific Rim.
I prepped for FujiRock 2013 as I do any journey lasting a few days: I woke up early and hustled. My preparations involved organizing for inclement weather, as the weekend forecast for Naeba and its environs was rain, soft rain, hard rain, thunder-and-lightning rain, and finally, some more rain. I would have to get used […]
A Ron Fricke presentation of a Les Productions de la Géode production, in association with Magidson Films, Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater & Science Center. Distributed by Canticle Films (1985) (worldwide) (theatrical), MacGillivray Freeman Films (1985) (USA) (theatrical), Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater & Science Center, The (1985) (USA) (theatrical). Producer: Ron Fricke and Jeffrey […]
“The title Ivy Tripp is really just a term I made up for directionless-ness, specifically of the 20-something, 30-something, 40-something of today, lacking regard for the complaisant life path of our parents and grandparents.” Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp From Merge Records Katie Crutchfield’s southern roots are undeniable. The name of her solo musical project Waxahatchee […]