Marlo Casabar Nature Photographer

Capturing the beauty of nature is my passion
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Conowingo Dam - Maryland

During the summer of 2016, I went to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in hopes of getting a glimpse of the resident pair of Bald Eagles. I was shocked and amazed when I first saw them. It’s one thing to see a Bald Eagle in a photo, it’s a totally different experience to witness this bird in person.

For the rest of the summer, I chased the Hagerman Bald Eagles, but could only get fleeting photos of a bird too far away. It became my goal to photograph Bald Eagles flying, hunting, fighting … anything!

I started researching places to photograph Bald Eagles. Alaska seemed to be the de facto location, but there were also places that were mentioned in the Continental US.

One day, I happened upon a video on Vimeo that showed a crazy amount of Bald Eagles doing all of the things that I wanted to photograph. If you are interested in seeing the video, here is the link.

Conowingo Bald Eagles on Vimeo

After seeing this video I knew that I had to go visit Conowingo. On December 13, 2016, I was headed to Baltimore, Maryland. I was excited for the adventure of a lifetime.

The first day was beautiful. I drove into the parking area at sunrise and my body was electrified as I heard Bald Eagle calling in the trees. I looked across the Susquehanna River and saw the power line filled with Bald Eagles. I was blessed with a sunny day and spent my day shooting like crazy.

Day 2 was COLD and windy. The action was much less than the day prior. The local photographers had told me that Bald Eagles don’t like windy days. But, I went anyway. What was I going to do instead? Sit in my hotel room?

Day 3 was cold and cloudy. I got a few keepers before I had to head back to the hotel and get ready for my drive back to Baltimore for my return to Texas.

I can’t wait to return to Conowingo in the fall of 2017.

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© 2017 Marlo Casabar