The Bald Eagle is one of the most majestic birds to observe and photograph. They are impressive with a wingspan up to 7 feet and the female is normally larger than the male. They are monogamous and mate for life. They breed only once a year and together build an enormous nest that can weigh a ton which they come back to and use year after year. Bald Eagles can live for as long as 25-30 years! They are regal and beautiful. The Eagle’s talons are around 2 inches long, but their strength comes from their leg muscles and tendons. The Bald Eagle can exert as much as 1000 pounds of pressure per square inch! Those talons are the last thing many fish get to see.