See a bald eagle swoop down on a NH lake in this perfectly-timed video

A Massachusetts man got the shot while ice fishing.

Jay Denopoulos was ice fishing on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire recently when he got a close-up of some unexpected wildlife: a young bald eagle.

Denopoulos, 32, grew up in Windham, New Hampshire but recently moved to Norfolk, Massachusetts. He still visits Newfound Lake often — he’s been ice fishing for about 10 years, he said — and sees bald eagles around there a lot. His most recent trip led to this close encounter.

After catching a few fish, Denopoulos noticed an eagle flying nearby and hoped to get it to come closer. He set up his GoPro camera and captured this majestic shot of the bird swooping down for its dinner.


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