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Eagle's Nest in Wyoming by LEXLOTHOR Eagle's Nest in Wyoming by LEXLOTHOR
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I happened upon this abandoned golden eagle nest this summer while hunting for fossils in Wyoming.

photo (c) John P. Alexander
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VampireHuntress5790 Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Cool! that is awesome. Both the picture and your reason for being out there!
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LEXLOTHOR Sep 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX.

This nest was probably abandoned because it was physically possible for coyotes to reach it. Most of the eagle nests I encounter are impossible to reach or get good photos of. This one could be reached by a strip of rock about a foot wide with a 25-30 meter drop on all other sides.
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VampireHuntress5790 Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yikes goo thing you have good balance. I would have fallen and become a vampire pancake -_-; lol.
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LEXLOTHOR Sep 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I took a couple of falls in Wyoming this summer. Fortunately the one that dislocated my shoulder was only a foot off the ground or I wouldn't be here to write this.
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VampireHuntress5790 Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that's kind of scary when you think about it. I'm glad you are okay.
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:icontasunke:
Neat! Whereabouts in Wyoming was this, btw? (If you don't mind my asking.) n.n
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LEXLOTHOR Sep 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I do paleonological fieldwork in the Bridger Basin in the extreme southwest corner of Wyoming. The distant blue peaks in this photo are the Uinta Mountains across the state line in Utah. This is one of the richest Eocene fossil areas in the world.
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:icontasunke:
Cool. ^_^ Beautiful country out there.
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