I photograph eagles year round all across the United States. I had been watching this adult eagle, and her mate, not far from my home in Colorado. She spotted the same ripple on the surface of the water that I had seen. I barely had enough time to get my camera ready before she flew in, talons outstretched, to grab the fish just below the surface of the water.
Adjustments to cropping, sharpening, noise reduction, highlights and shadows and spot removal.
Nikon D3s, Nikon 500mm lens