I started out taking pictures from a good distance away, but when he didn't fly away I got closer and closer until I was right in front of him. I kept thinking if he attacks, my first thought will be, "You knew better!"
My second encounter was an eagle in the wild. At Shiloh Tennessee, in the middle of the battlefield and canons, a pair of eagles have built nest and had babies.
The nest was enormous.
Would love to go back when the babies start to fly.