Dusk at Jordan Lake
For Mother’s Day, my two brothers and I treated our mom to a sunset cruise on Jordan Lake. For two hours, our tour guide Dave, of Jordan Lake Tours, entertained us with history and interesting facts. Did you know, Jordan Lake houses the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the eastern United States? We saw several mating pairs and spotted their nests high in the trees. These magnificent birds mate for life and return year after year to the same nest. In addition to the eagles, we also watched a pair of Herons feeding its young. Looking through binoculars and through the zoom lens of my camera gave us a front row seat. These birds had a large nest in the trees shown in the photo above. The island pictured is Johnson’s Island, named for the road that was flooded when the lake was created in 1981.
It was a wonderful evening and we look forward to repeating this trip again in the fall.
Added to Getty Images collection 5-22-2011.
Shot with my 10-22mm wide angle lens @14mm, ISO1600 (whoops forgot to check before shooting) f7.1. Best appreciated LARGE.
Full disclosure: My husband gets photo credit for the group shot. :)