Bald eagle, Tongass National Forest, Alaska, USA
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Bald eagles are a symbol of strength, determination and courage. This bird of prey native to North America, is named as such for its white-feathered head. It was once an endangered bird, but conservation efforts and the implementation of the Endangered Species Act helped these eagles multiply in number. Today's image is of the Tongass National Forest, Alaska, where you'll find the highest nesting density of bald eagles in the world. Eagles are picky when it comes to selecting a tree to nest on. They like trees that are tall enough to offer good visibility of their surroundings.