Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Teton Reflection

The snake river show the reflections of one of the Tetons.
Brian Boyd


I found this large black bear and her cub in Yellowstone .


This is a shot of one of the old barns on Mormon row in the Grand Tetons. This is one of my favorite sites to photograph.

One of the most astonishing characteristics about eagles is the molting process they go through. About mid-life eagles experience this unusual chemical change in their bodies, and the time of molting begins. The eagle will seek out a secluded place and sit for hours and days there with her head down. One by one she starts to lose her feathers. Her talons become brittle .She loses weight and can no longer soar. All of her strength is gone. She becomes a depressed bird.
What’s amazing is her fellow eagles sense that something is wrong. They begin flying around her and actually drop food to her.
When the forlorn eagle starts to eat, she gets stronger. Gradually her feathers grow and eventually she is able to fly and soar again. Her strength is renewed.
Boy that sounds like something I read in the Bible doesn’t it? Just like the eagle's strength is renewed so is ours. They that wait on and hope in the Lord will renew their strength. And then they will mount up with wings like eagles.
32 times in scripture God speaks about eagles. I see why they are so special now.
Brian Boyd

Thursday, June 11, 2009

13 weeks

The baby eaglet is sitting up in the nest getting ready for its first flight. At 13 weeks old most eaglets fly.

Brian Boyd

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Sunrise finds the baby eaglet looking up at the parents hopeing that some day he too will be able to fly to higher limbs.


Monday, June 8, 2009

12 weeks old

At 12 weeks old, the young eaglet is getting ready to take that first plunge out of the nest. It should take its first flight sometime this week.

Brian Boyd

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Strong Wings

Bald eagles will many times use their nest as launching pads for flight. They prefer to soar rather than flap their wings a lot. Their wing spans can reach 7 ft, and have been know to swim to shore with a heavy fish using their strong wings as paddles.
Brian Boyd

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A good father

The male eagle is spending a lot more time around the nest protecting his young eaglet from anything that gets too close to the nest.

Brian Boyd

10 weeks old

The eaglet is now 10 weeks old. Most eagles will fly between 10 to 13 weeks. Our eaglet should fly any day now. He has been stretching his wings and letting the wind lift him above the nest.

Brian Boyd