Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing some fascinating local wildlife seen around Des Moines recently.

“There was recently a salmon run on Des Moines Creek,” Elston said. “This morning an eagle was feasting on a salmon as crows looked on waiting for scraps. Next the bald eagles mate flying with Olympics behind. Finally, Mount Rainier from the marina. And a gull with clam which it repeatedly dropped from the air to crack it open.”

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