“The eagles have landed”: Seen at Alki, with extra symbolism

Alki photographer Pete Rowen sent photos of our majestic national emblem, seen not only on the near-eve of our national celebration, but with a double shot of symbolism since July 20th is coming up. He writes “… the moon shot took me forever to line up; the upper eagle’s beak is pointing to the location on the moon where the Eagle landed, 40 years ago this month.”

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8 Replies to ""The eagles have landed": Seen at Alki, with extra symbolism"

  • miws July 2, 2009 (1:48 pm)

    Great photos, Peter!


    Thanks for sharing!



  • love it! July 2, 2009 (1:51 pm)

    These are incredible! I love the eagles that live here and always feel like its a special day when I see them. These are really beautiful shots, thanks for sharing.

  • mama2papa July 2, 2009 (2:45 pm)

    These shots are “off the hook”!!! catching these 2 with the moon in the background is brillant!!!

  • cjean July 2, 2009 (3:18 pm)

    So glad the bald eagle is the symbol of our country… Wild turkey just doesn’t have the same majesty…

  • kg July 2, 2009 (5:23 pm)

    Really nice pics Pete!

    If I had taken those pictures the birds would have red eye. lol

  • Missy July 2, 2009 (5:41 pm)

    What gorgeous photos! Well done. Thank you for sharing this glimpse of wildlife — I cherish these kind of photos!

  • Larry July 2, 2009 (6:50 pm)

    It’s been almost a daily occurrence this summer for me to see crows chasing a bald eagle directly over or near my house. (I live directly west of West Seattle High and directly north of Madison Middle School.) As routine as this activity has become, I still marvel that I’m watching bald eagles — at all — given their long time in the past as an endangered bird.

  • Leroniusmonkfish July 4, 2009 (2:43 am)

    Photoshop :)

    No, really…excellent photo Peter!

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