There were lots of eagles everywhere we went. We saw hundreds, maybe even a thousand eagles on our trip. I spent time watching them and studying their movements. They tolerate humans up to a certain point and then fly away. In the Tseax River in New Aiyansh, the eagles would fly through the narrow, tree-lined canyon. If they saw me, they would turn around and fly the other way. It was hard to creep up on them; they saw me first. When I reached a certain distance, they flew away. One day, I put on my boots and waders but instead of fishing, I photographed eagles. I waded into the river and stayed low in the shadows below leaves and branches. I left enough open space to focus my lens when the eagle came in view and waited. I had a lot of misses, but I got some good photos. I tried again another day, but the conditions had changed. When we were in Kincolith, I watched where eagles liked to perch and what time of day the sun could lighten the subject. It took three days, but I finally saw an eagle perched on top of the eagle totem pole with the light shining on it.
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