Seattle Times reader George Leinonen’s photo of an immature bald eagle spreading its wings wide over a Whidbey Island shoreline.
Photographer: George Leinonen, Port Townsend Photo taken: March 26, Ebey’s Landing, Whidbey Island Photographer’s description: “A fledgling bald eagle takes flight over the shoreline of the National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island. Taken with a Nikon D810 and a Nikkor 180mm lens.” Katie’s critique: “I love the texture in this photograph — from the coloring in the feathers to the sea foam atop the water. And this is a stunning capture of the eagle. The curl of its wings and being able to see its determined face is really beautiful. Nice job leaving space in front of it to fly into.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/northwestphotos. We judge the best and award a prize every December. Below is a gallery including past Reader’s Lens picks.