Keith Opperhauser is the winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "Wildlife" with his photo "On final approach." The photo was taken at the Conowingo Dam in northeastern Maryland using a Canon 5D Mark III with a 600mm lens and 1.4 extender. Opperhauser comments, "This adult bald eagle had just made a sharp left turn after sighting a fish in the Susquehanna River just below the dam. It was a very successful pick up!" Sun photo editor Jerry Jackson's critique: "Wildlife was a very popular theme this week, and there were a lot of incredible images submitted. The eagle photo resonated with me because I know how tough it can be to capture a bird in flight. While eagles are abundant at Conowingo Dam in the winter, getting images like this requires a long lens and lots of practice."
Credit: Keith Opperhauser