I took a drive out to the Banff area to locate a few Osprey nests. I stopped at Vermilion Lakes and I saw elk crossing the lake from the lookout. This prompted me to get a closer look. On my journey around the lake, I heard a bird and pulled over to see if I could locate it! This Golden Eagle was sitting high in the tree. I climbed up the hill thinking that it would be gone momentarily. It stuck around and watched me scramble up the side of the hill. What an amazing sight!