Eagle migration to the Chehalis/Harrison River Estuary to feed on spawning Coho and Chum Salmon occurs from December to February. On December 18, 2010, a total count of 7,362 eagles in a 2 sq km section of the flats set a world record high! This eagle concentration is perhaps the 3rd largest in the world after the Chilkat River, Alaska, and Squamish River, BC.
Ashley and I ventured to the Chehalis River on Dec 1, 2012. Since I’ve already created a gigapixel photo of the eagles last year, I wanted Ashley to capture one this time around. It was also her first time to visit and experience the place. We were lucky with the weather – it was raining the whole day but it stopped during our shoot.