|Title: "Alaska Aurora Eagle Flight "
© Alaska Artist Dianne Roberson
Bald Eagle | Northern Lights | Alaska
Stock # DA 109
Medium: Digital Art | Color Print
Size: 20" w by 16" h $ 175.00 Color Print on Glossy Paper
Size: 20" wide by 16" High $275.00 Color Print on stretched canvas
Size: 14" w by 11" h $ 85.00 Color Print on Glossy Paper
The bald eagle is the largest bird of prey found in Alaska. It is named for its conspicuous white head and tail. The distinctive
white adult plumage is not attained until five or more years of age. Bald eagles are only partially migratory. If they possess
access to open water, they will remain at that nesting site year-round, while those that do not have access to water leave that
area in the winter and migrate south or to the coast. Found only in North America, bald eagles are more abundant in Alaska
than anywhere else in the United States.
Nest building begins in April, and both the male and female gather nest material. In late April, two or three eggs are laid
several days apart. Incubation lasts around 35 days. When the young hatch, sibling rivalry is common and the weaker, usually
younger chick, does not survive. Surviving young leave the nest after approximately 75 days. They attain adult plumage and
breed at four to five years of age.
With statehood in 1959, the bald eagle in Alaska received federal protection under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of
1940. This act made it illegal to kill or possess an eagle, alive or dead, or to posses any part of an eagle, including the
feathers. Bald eagles were endangered or eliminated throughout most of the Lower 48 states as a result of habitat
destruction, illegal shooting, pesticides and poisoning.
Also know as the Aurora Borealis, these lights are best viewed in the cold dark winter months in Alaska. The beautiful blaze
of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, begins when energetic electrically charged particles accelerate along the magnetic
field lines into the upper atmosphere, where they collide with gas atoms, causing the atoms to give off light. The air lights up
rather like what happens in a fluorescent light tube. The colors reflect gases, the most usual yellow-green color coming from
oxygen. Red coloring is also due to oxygen with a contribution from nitrogen and violet is due to nitrogen. The charged
particles originate from the sun, and it is the “weather” conditions on the sun that decide whether or not we will see the aurora.
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rolled and inserted into a mailing tube. This print is treated with an ultra violent protective coating. It will be rolled and inserted
into a mailing tube if ordering a glossy paper print.
Stretched canvas prints will be boxed. All prints will be mailed first class by the U.S. Postal Service and insured.
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