The Golden Eagle is one of the largest, fastest, nimblest raptors in North America. Lustrous gold feathers gleam on the back of its head and neck; a powerful beak and talons advertise its hunting prowess. Here is one in captivity at Carolina Raptor Center, North Carolina.
Next step is to go into the woods and wetlands to photograph birds in the wild. Its a worthwhile challenge.
It is indeed a challenge!