The Northern Bald Eagle represents freedom. Living as it does at the top of lofty mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of Nature, it has unlimited freedom, whether with strong pinions it sweeps into the valleys below, or upward into the boundless spaces beyond. The “northern” bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus, is found north of 40 degrees north latitude across the entire continent. The largest numbers of northern bald eagles are in the Northwest, especially in Alaska. The “northern” bald eagle is slightly larger than the “southern” bald eagle. Studies have shown that “northern” bald eagles fly into the southern states and Mexico, and the “southern” bald eagles fly north into Canada. Because of these findings, the subspecies of “northern” and “southern” bald eagles has been discontinued in recent literature.
Bald eagles were officially declared an endangered species in 1967 in all areas of the United States south of the 40th parallel, under a law that preceded the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Our bronze sculpture captures the majesty of this great eagle as it hones in on its prey. This beautiful sculpture is skillfully crafted in every detail and finished in electroplate bronze. For the wildlife enthusiast, this is the perfect sculpture for the home or office decor.