A Female Bald Eagle looks down just as the eldest of her first brood emerges from her chest feathers still wearing a couple of them as a hat. I like to think of it as a medal she has pinned to her heart.
March 16th Boone County Missouri.
Canon EOS R5 840mm in 1.6 crop mode F9 1/2500s ISO 1000 Photo further cropped for effect.
~ photo by Garrett Hise