It is an amazing moment in which a determined and determined baldeagle pulled a large, soaring fish from a lake to bring it back to shore.

The footage was captured at Lake Chippewa, Wisconsin. It shows the bird-of-prey swimming towards the shore and holding a 20lb fish in its hands.

After releasing the enormous fish to the sea, the bald Eagle eats its fresh catch.

The bird glides effortlessly through the lake on its powerful wings. As its white head dances in rhythm through the water, the filmmaker shouts “Oh my God!”

The bald eagle pulls a large carp from Lake Chieppewa in Wisconsin before eating its prey

Before eating their prey, the bald eagle pulls large carp from Lake Chieppewa, Wisconsin.

The bird of prey swims towards the shore using its powerful wings while clutching a 20lb carp in its talons

The bird of prey swims towards the shore using its powerful wings while clutching a 20lb carp in its talons

A few moments later, the carp large is seen in the enormous claws of the eagle as it drags its dinner through the water.

When the eagle is closer to the shore, the filmmaker says “Look at that huge fish!” It’s insane. It is still breathing. Does it still flail? Oh my god!’

Viral Hog was told by the filmer: “We were in our living room looking out at the lake when we saw an eagle swimming toward us. 

“At first, it thought it was hurt. But then it came to the shore with a 20-pound fish in its mouth. 

“It laid on the shore, ate the fish, and returned in the morning to finish eating the carp. This was an incredible sight!

Viewers shared their amazement at the sight of the bird-of-prey swimming through water after the video clip. One viewer called the scene ‘amazing.

One viewer commented: “He used his wings as arms while pulling a fish through water. Amazing.’

Another commented, “Didn’t know that eagles could float.” 

The bird drags the fish through the water

The eagle pulls the fish from the water

It draws close to the shore, and its large talons pull the carp out from the water.

The bald eagle sits by the shore with the fish before eating its freshly caught meal

After catching its fresh meal, the bald Eagle sits at the beach with the fish.

Viewers shared their awe at seeing the bird of prey swimming through the water

Viewers expressed their amazement at the sight of the bird-of-prey swimming through the waters.

A second person said, “And now, I have officially witnessed that eagles are able to swim gracefully and elegantly with their wings.”

The scene comes just weeks after a bald eagle managed to pluck a duck from the surface Dale Hollow Reservoir in Tennessee.

The bird had been flying about 30 feet above the water when it swooped down and caught the duck.   

The powerful eagle took a moment to flap its wings, and the duck was safely in its hands. 

It can be found in North America, including Canada, Alaska and the United States.

Birds of Prey fly at approximately 30 miles per hour in normal flight, and can cover more than 30 miles in one day using their sharp eyesight to find its next catch.

The fish can be seen up to one mile away and it can soar over 10,000ft.

The bald eagle stalks a flock of ducks

The eagle swoops on one duck

Before swooping in and grabbing the duck, the bald eagle watches a group of ducks at Dale Hollow Reservoir, Tennessee.

It forms a species pairing with the white tailed eagle, Britain’s largest bird of prey. The pair was reintroduced in recent years after being extinct in the UK 240 year ago.

Anatomically and chemically, species pairs can be almost identical. 

The species is open-water fisherman and swimming is not unusual for them. 

In 2019, eagle researcher Jim Watson from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife told Aspen Public Radio that eagles start swimming because ‘their feathers get soaked and they can’t fly away’.

He stated that he had seen the fish swim many times over the years. Usually, it was because they were trying to catch a fish out of the water. 

Bald eagles, contrary to their name, aren’t actually bald. They usually have white feathers around the top of their heads.

The name of their family comes from Old English expression piebald, which is what it means It is better to have a ‘white head’ than a ‘hairless’.   

Despite being America’s national symbol, bald eagles were facing extinction in the mid-twentieth-century.

However conservation efforts in the past 25 years have led to significant increases in the population and in 2007, the bald eagle was officially removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.