Kamchatka, Russia | Where the Salmon Rule, National Geographic Magazine: Stellar Sea Eagles

The Kurilskoe Lake preserve is the gem of the Russian preserve system. These soaring birds of prey are called Stellar sea eagles in the U.S. and white-shouldered eagles in Russia, also nicknamed “parrots.” They are one of the 137 species that depend solely on salmon for protein. Salmon carcasses frozen near the surface of very shallow streams make frozen “TV dinners” for this and other species.

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