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Modified 27-Dec-08
Created 27-Dec-08
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I took a sequence of images of an eagle taking off and landing. When inspecting the images I noticed that as the eagle lands the feathers on top of their wing rise. I have no idea why, but my first thought is that this creates more surface area on top of the wing which provides more lift as the eagle slows during their landing approach. Each image has a brief description that explains what I have captured

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Preparing for flight.Takes flight.In full flight... note smooth feathers on top of wingPrepares for landing... note feathers on top of wing start to rise.Feathers continue to rise more as landing nears.Wings shorten feathers rise more.Feathers still rising.Gliding to a landing... feathers at their highest point.Eagle flies over traffic on US 41.

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