Photos: Yellowknife Bald Eagles

Michael Nabert
5 min readApr 19, 2022

As a break from depressing article topics

All photos taken by the author

During my first week in Yellowknife, I was standing atop the high point called Pilot’s Monument when a majestic bald eagle made a banking turn between me and the sun no more than ten metres away from me. I can’t show you a photograph of it, however; I was in the middle of changing camera lenses at the time. That dramatic moment, when one of the North’s most iconic creatures paused for a good look at this interloper in its territory, was just for me.

I love taking photographs of them. Unfortunately, I miss more excellent shots of them than I manage to get. Under their own power, eagles fly at least 50 kph (30 mph), and when diving they can swoop out of the sky at a startling 160 kph (100 mph), so to really catch them at their best I’d have to walk around with my camera at the ready all the time.

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Michael Nabert

Researching a road map from our imperilled world into one with a livable future with as much good humour as I can muster along the way.