Freedom In Flight
DescriptionAlaska may be the least understood state in U.S. I had wanted to visit all my life because it is known for the number of bald eagles that can be seen up close. Bald Eagles symbolize all that is good and patriotic about our country. I joined the Army when I was 18 and spent more than 20 years serving including working for 6.5 years in the White House Communications Agency in the 1960's.
I have always dreamed of seeing our largest state and all the landscape and wildlife it has to offer someone that has been taking pictures for more than 60 years. My goal was to see bald eagles up close and take a picture that showed their true beauty in a way I had never seen before. The bald eagle is a symbol of my country that I hold so dear.
Distance and financial issues have been my biggest barriers to making the trip. I have never been able to get to Alaska. As I got older, I wondered if I would ever get the chance to achieve my dreams of getting that shot of an eagle in its natural hunting groun