Eagles & Agriculture is one of the most unusual events on any state’s calendar. It attracts hundreds of visitors to the Carson Valley each February for this unique opportunity to photograph the birds, tour the ranches, and gape in wonder as bald eagles congregate in the meadows. These haughty raptors are there because it is the birthing season for the cattle, and like the scavengers they are, they eagerly devour the resulting placentas and the occasional stillborn calf. But instead of being merely gruesome it’s a pageant of life in the natural world upclose.
The Eagles & Ag Steering Committee, in their best judge's robes, have selected the winners of the 2017 Eagles & Ag Photo Contest in the Birding/Eagle category.