A serious bird with a playful look, Northern Hawk Owls live year round in Alaska. Able to spot prey a half mile away, this skilled hunter can also seize small animals hiding under a foot of snow. This one at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is keeping his eyes on you. Photo by Lisa Hupp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Today we’re celebrating our national bird, the bald eagle, for American Eagle Day. On June 20, 1782, the bald eagle was placed at the center of the Great Seal of the United States and remains a symbol of our proud country. After a dramatic recovery, bald eagles are found in every state but Hawaii, soaring high and inspiring the nation. Photo from the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River in Alaska by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands).
On Kodiak Island, as in other regions of Alaska, icy salmon streams provide food for many forms of wildlife, from expert fishers like this belted kingfisher on display in the museum, to opportunistic scavengers.
Alaska and New Zealand, share wonderful landscapes.
She likes to go to his place, cause it’s clean and she likes how he takes care of his land very well. Sometimes she comes to NZ’s home, to go hiking far from snow and watch his birds.
If you remember my headcanons about Alaska, she can speak with animals and see extinct beasts. She is sensitive to magic and old legends. In my “comic” where AK is at Mexico’s home, she is able to see and speak with the gold Quetzalcoalt.. So, when she is at NZ’s place, she can see the Haast’s eagle.
Sedna can be empathetic with extinct animals: she feels the sadness of the Haast’s eagles, missing the time where they could fly in the sky, eat moas and talk with Aoteaora (maori’s name of NZ).
I tried to add other New Zealander animals, like the famous Kiwi and a Tuatara.
God, this is the first time I drew NZ and… I feel bad for him >_<
Check out this epic aerial battle between a bald eagle & two gulls. David Canales captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from his kayak on Prince William Sound in Alaska while on an 11-day expedition from Valdez to Whittier. Photo courtesy of David Canales.