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Eagle Talons
10-JAN-2007 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Eagle Talons

Both the American Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle have feet comprised of four muscular toes (3 in front and one rear "thumb"). The muscular toes have sharp claws called Talons that can break through fish or animal skin. These talons also enable an Eagle to hold prey tight while carrying it through the air. . One noticeable difference between a Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle is that the Bald Eagle's feathers (adult and juvenile) do not go all the way down the leg.

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Nestor26-Feb-2007 13:30
Interesting information and excellent image,with nice detail. Vote
Bob Foisel01-Feb-2007 18:08
Big Vote on these toes Liz.
coaster27-Jan-2007 15:24
Terrific shot!
Katie Chew27-Jan-2007 15:10
Great shot! V
Peter Knight27-Jan-2007 11:53
Wonderful shot. Strangely compelling image.
Eric Carrère27-Jan-2007 10:42
Beautiful Liz :o)
Enny27-Jan-2007 09:58
oeps, great shot, excellent.
akleja27-Jan-2007 09:36
Wow! Great idea for a shot! VOTE!
Gérard Koehl27-Jan-2007 07:22
Impressionnant vu sous cet angle…. Vote
Steve Hiscock27-Jan-2007 05:06
Fantastic point of view!! WELL DONE!! V
Bryan Murahashi27-Jan-2007 04:55
Superb and unique capture. V.
papajim27-Jan-2007 04:05
Exceptional, WOW! Vote
carol j. phipps27-Jan-2007 03:49
Wow! what a sight. V
Jay Levin27-Jan-2007 03:25
That's quite an amazing shot. Vote
Dan Ng27-Jan-2007 03:10
Grrrreat shot and perspective. V.
Tom Munson27-Jan-2007 03:07
WOW Liz, great shot. V