In late Fall/Early Winter in Valdez, the Lowe River volume reduces dramatically and many of its branches quit flowing, leaving landlocked ponds of water.
Since the salmon are still spawning then, they end up being trapped in those ponds. This attracts many Bald Eagles, seagulls, ravens, crows, etc. which all feed on the trapped salmon.
If I walk calmly, in plain sight, I can get quite close to these ponds without alarming the eagles as they are very focused on feeding. The result can be some very sharp close-ups/portraits of them such as this one of a juvenile feeding on a salmon carcass.[the_ad id="61677"]