Friday, July 17, 2009

Camera-Critters #67: The Eagle Has Landed

This was the word spoken by Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969 when the lunar module "Eagle" landed on the moon during the lunar mission of Apollo 11. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission landed on the moon which was launched on July 16, almost exactly 40 years ago. We all remembered that day very well, sitting in front of the black/white television set, watching this historic event. It is truly mankind's biggest achievement.

This eagle was photographed on the Seconsett Island on Cape Cod today. It was just about to land on his nest.

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19 comments:

Denise said...

I like how you have used this beautiful photo of the eagle as a connection to that historic landing on the moon. I remember watching it on our tiny black and white TV in England. An amazing event and this is a wonderful Camera Critter post.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this exciting reminder. That's a gorgeous skywatch below.

Mara said...

What a wonderful photograph of the eagle. And a great tie-in with the moonlanding!

Anya said...

Wow!!
Amazing shot :)
Lovely great eagle !!

Dina said...

This capture is almost as exciting as the other Eagle's landing!

Snap said...

Wonderful shot and how great to combine it with landing on the moon. Well done!

Carletta said...

Excellent shot!
Nature magazine material for sure. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Jane said...

Lovely shot, and a beautiful bird too:)

Janie said...

I was a huge space fan when I was a kid. I remember the Armstrong comment well.
Great photo to commemorate the occasion.

Babooshka said...

Magnificent capture of that wingspan and the title just perfect for now.

Ishtar said...

Wow! What a beautiful shot!!!

jabblog said...

What a beautiful bird - it looks as though it's frozen in space. Loved the lighthouse shots too - such a blue, blue sky.

myponderings said...

What a wonderful shot and nice tie-in to the anniversary of a historic moment in time.

Susan at Stony River said...

Wow, what a photo! and it's such a perfect subject for this week. I loved this post!

Julie said...

What a great shot.

Karen said...

Very cool capture of the eagle !!!

I think that most of us, that were alive when the moon landing happened, can remember what we were doing that day...

I huddled around a small TV, with the rest of the nurses, doctors and any patient that was mobile .... a great moment !!

Minie said...

great captured of a spread eagle wings. minie

Amit Varde said...

Awesome! Great photo.
I'm trying to follow the landing as much as i can on http://wechoosethemoon.org/#
:)

shu said...

Amazing shot, jsut the right shot for the event 40 years ago.

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