Culture Art & Media Photo: Majestic Eagle Masters the Tree By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 richardliebert / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Cape San Blas, Florida. It's not easy to overshadow a tree; in fact, in many photos of birds in trees, the beauty of the branches often dominates the frame. But not when it comes to the majestic bald eagle, as seen here in a photo by richardliebert. As one of the largest birds in North America, the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) can weigh in at up to 14 pounds with a wingspan of nearly 7 feet. No sweet little songbird hiding in the boughs here. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group.