|Alaska Raptor Center
The raptors are on display courtesy of the non-profit Alaska Raptor Center. These birds of prey have been treated for injuries received in the wild, and would not be able to fend for themselves if released. The Raptor Center provides a natural like setting for close-up photography of these impressive birds. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates that there are 10,000 mature eagles (white heads) and several thousand immature ones (dark heads) in Southeast Alaska. Impressive numbers of eagles gather wherever fish concentrate in shallow water to spawn. Up to 150 eagles have been counted at one time at the Sanctuary, feeding on thousands of spawning salmon in Eagle Creek. For more information on the Alaska Raptor Center please visit, http://www.alaskaraptor.org/.