The moment before the catch (or not...)

Before the catch

I'm still analyzing my photos from last weekend at the Mississippi River. The probably most exciting moment to capture an image is when an eagle makes the attempt to lift a fish out of the water. You may think with their incredible large and sharp talons they will never fail but actually that happens quite often. Especially the not fully matured eagles, like this one here, have a higher dropping rate. The good thing is that the photographers get a second chance to make their clicks when the eagle approaches its prey.