Infrared Zoo Gallery - Bald Eagle


Infrared Bald Eagle

Since eagles are warm-blooded, they radiate their own heat. In the thermal infrared images below, the eagle had just flown into a shaded area after being in warm sunlight. Notice how his back still glows from the heat of the sun! In the bottom four images, the eagles had been in the shade for a while, and you can see their internal body heat shining through areas which are not covered or are thinly covered with feathers. Warm-blooded animals can help keep their internal body temperature constant by changing their location. For example, they can move into the shade when they are too warm.

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