Every now and then, a Kansas wildlife photographer captures a moment that takes their breath away. For Wichita native Julianne McCall, that moment was when she photographed two bald eagles soaring over the state's rolling hills.
The photos of the majestic birds in flight show them above the clouds, with a backdrop of lush greens and bright blues. The striking images quickly went viral on social media, captivating birdwatchers and casual observers alike.
McCall said she stumbled upon the breathtaking sight while out scouting locations for her next photo shoot. As she watched the two birds soar through the sky, she knew it was something special. “It’s rare to see bald eagles here in Kansas, so I felt very lucky to witness this," McCall said in an interview with KWCH News. "I knew I had to capture it."
Using her camera and abilities as an experienced photographer, McCall snapped several photographs of both birds as they quickly flew by. From there, it didn't take long before eagle enthusiasts around the world saw the photos online and shared them among each other.
"I'm thankful to be able to have captured such a beautiful sight," said McCall when asked about how it felt going viral on social media. "These creatures are magnificent and they deserve to be seen."
Since then, bird watchers have flocked (pun intended!) to Kansas in order to get a glimpse of these incredible creatures for themselves - all thanks to McCall's stunning photograph!