Monday, March 16, 2009

Keeping Our Nose Clean

Considering some of the gore and nastiness eagles get into on a daily basis, it always amazes me how they stay so clean looking.  The answer of course is they need to stay clean and fit in order to survive - and with no communal grooming that I've ever observed, they are probably careful about getting dirty in the first place, and are almost obsessive in their bathing rituals.  

Humans have adapted the environment to suit our needs so we no longer need to be clean or fit to survive - but it sure increases your chances of passing on your genetic material!  Cheers, I'm off to the shower . . . . 

9 comments:

mamawas said...

We have seen many pix of eagles scavanging in muck now that you mention it.

Love all our bloggers' eagle pix.
I have always appreciated your photography

DOnna

Elizabeth Douglas said...

haha! Steve, that last paragraph, so funny! Also, true...Mike Rowe can attest to the clean part!

I never tire of seeing the eagle pics. I've never seen one bathing before!

Dave said...

Good job Steve, us usual.

For my fellow eagle watchers I'll share my recent pictures...
http://alaskandave.smugmug.com/gallery/6902650_6TmM3#456033858_Xyv6R

And...being an Alaskan and lurking here for some time I thought I'd give it a try.
http://alaskan-adventures.blogspot.com/

Kym said...

Steve, that photo is beautiful. So, so crisp and, dare I say it, clean. Serious wildlife photo envy.

Lothian said...

How cute!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Is that with the new Pentax, eh?

BZ

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Gorgeous picture. I love your insight on this. I'm going to go take a shower now too. LOL.

Mystic said...

Brilliant Pic! Water adds so much texture and motion to photos doesn't it?
Cheers!

Alaska Steve said...

Kym, you of all people have no reason to have photo envy of ANYONE - yours are always fantastic. I'm just lucky to have handy photo material.

Dave, the blog looks GREAT - I'm going to link to you as an honorary islander - you've done enough time out here to qualify, for sure!