A young bald eagle at the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park in Ohio.
Our theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: Future.
Our instructions: This week, share an image that represents the potential of things to come.
Well, I’m almost positive this is a young (probably 3 years old?) bald eagle. When I took this photo, I thought I was taking a picture of an osprey (he was reeeeaaaaalllly high up in a tree). But once I downloaded the photos and saw that huge yellow beak . . . I almost squealed with bald eagle delight (OK, there was actual squealing)!
The bald eagle has been the national bird of America since 1782 . . . a living symbol of freedom and strength. My eagle looks like he (she?) could use a good shampoo, but young eagles don’t typically develop the tell-tale white head until their 4th year. This young guy still has so much growing and changing to do. So many good things to come.
Here’s to his future . . . and ours!