A pair of bald eagles sing while enjoying a meal on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Unbeknownst to many who are not able to spend time around these magnificent raptors, eagles are actually very vocal birds. Though their musical vocabulary consists mostly of high-pitched whistle sounds and their famous “screams,” it’s always wonderful to watch and listen to eagles communicating back and forth. Sometimes they talk to each other with these sounds from great distances, like when a pair of eagles are hunting together or working on a nest, and other times they sing together at a very close range, or even right next to each other for various reasons. No matter what the reason for their singing, I’ve enjoyed capturing many images of eagles during their musical performances. This is one of my favorites!