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Highways in the Sky
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

On wings spanning seven feet (two meters), a bald eagle comes in for a landing. Flight can be swift: In Wyoming one migrating adult was clocked at 89 miles (140 kilometers) an hour. On long-distance migrations, the birds use thermals, rising bodies of warm air that let them coast with minimal wing flapping, conserving energy.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia F 100
Lens: Apo-Summicron 2.0/180
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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