Seattle Times reader Yoshiki Nakamura’s dramatic photo of bald eagles facing off on the banks of the Upper Skagit River.

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Photographer: Yoshiki Nakamura, Seattle Photo taken: Dec. 9, Upper Skagit River, near Rockport, Skagit County Photographer’s description: “Every winter, many bald eagles come to the Upper Skagit River seeking winter nutrition. Post-spawned salmon is one of their nutrition sources, and salmon on the bank create a big feast that can lead to fights. (For this photo) the sky was very clear with gentle sunlight … when one of the adult eagles, right, attacked a dark-headed juvenile. 600mm lens, ISO 100, 1/2000 second at f/4; taken from a boat.” Critique: “The sharp action and detail draws attention straight to the fighting eagles. Those factors combined with nice light and great composition made this the clear winner for this week.” Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Coming next week: Seattle Times Readers Photos of the Year — on Thursday, Dec. 21, and in the Sunday Seattle Times on Dec. 24.