Alaskan Fisherman Feeding Bald Eagles Is Giving Us Serious Life Goals [Video]

There’s been a video circulating online recently of an Alaskan fisherman feeds a bunch of bald eagles, and it’s giving us serious life goals.

In case you missed it, Jessie Peck posted the video back in 2013 with the caption “Just another day in Alaska,” and it shows the fisherman feeding bits of fish to a flock of bald eagles on the deck of a boat. It’s amazing to see the eagles lining up like pigeons to enjoy the fisherman’s snack.

(Hint: Be sure to watch the video all the way through, and prepare to be amazed when the camera starts panning left.)

In case you missed it, bald eagles, our nation’s bird, was moved off the endangered species list back in 2007, as their population has bounced back around the country since reaching threatening lows in the 1950s when there were only 412 nesting pairs left in the 48 contiguous states. The Alaskan population is estimated to be around 30,000 birds. Given that they like to feed on salmon, we can see Alaska’s appeal.

Bald eagles are one of few non-human animal species that breed for life, and they can live until their early 30s. If you see one without white on its body, it’s probably under five years old.

Of course, we love animal stories, and you may remember this one about a bear in Vancouver who snuck into resident Tony Diering’s backyard to take a dip in the pool. After all, bears deserve to have some fun and relaxation too, right? However, can you imagine seeing a bear in your yard, yet alone in your pool and hot tub? Neither can we!

CTV bear
CTV News/YouTube

You may also remember this penguin who swims 5,000 miles every year to see the man who saved his life. (We still think about this pair and wonder where the penguin hangs out in the meantime!)

The Wall Street Journal/YouTube

Yep, we love our animal stories, and with Peck’s YouTube video recirculating, we definitely are in the mood to go to Alaska and see the bald eagles for ourselves. Anyone else?


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