Bald eagle at White Rock Lake: Photo by Robert Bunch

Bald eagle at White Rock Lake: Photo by Robert Bunch (click to enlarge)

Perched and stately, this bald eagle idled at White Rock Lake near Sunset Bay, on the east side of the water, for about 45 minutes, according to photographer Robert Bunch, who snapped this photo. Bunch frequently visits White Rock Lake, where he has photographed birds, coyotes, bobcats and other wildlife. This is his first bald eagle.

You also can find this photo on a double-page spread of our November issue.

Bunch’s photos have filled the pages of our magazine before. He took us into the avian world of White Rock Lake for our August 2010 cover story, “Flight club.” Then, for our July 2012 cover, “Wild things,” he shared his best, poster-worthy shots from decades of photographing wildlife at the lake.

You can see some of the images in video slideshow below.