This incredible nature photo was taken here in Whatcom County. Rick Warren captured the image when an eagle swooped in and stole his friend's trout. This picture is a great example of the life style we experience here in the northwest.
This photo is from Lake Padden -- a popular lake in Bellingham. There were reports that sports fishermen had been losing their catches to a bald marauder. I guess those reports are right!
Even 30 years ago, when my wife and I used to canoe at Lake Padden, we would see a pair of eagles nesting in a tree top. I never dreamed that the species would become so bold over the years --bold bald eagles.
You can read the full story in the Bellingham Herald. Simply click on the photo above to go directly to the Bellingham Herald story and to see additional action photos.