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Eagle eye

Passion, patience help local photographer capture rare wildlife images

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Photographer Efrain Sueldo, a native of Peru and a doctor at Marshfield Clinic Center-Eau Claire, hunts for eagle images with his camera on a recent day with minus 30 degrees wind chill in Necedah.

EAU CLAIRE — With the wind chill nearing 40 degrees below zero last Sunday, most Chippewa Valley residents hunkered down indoors.

Not Efrain Sueldo.

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Photographing bald eagles, such as this one in December 2020 in Concrete, Washington, is a passion for Efrain Sueldo.

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This photo of an osprey snagging breakfast in September 2019 on the Wisconsin River in Juneau County earned local photographer Efrain Sueldo of the town of Seymour a first place award in the 2020 Wisconsin Photographic Society of America Clubs Showcase on behalf of the Beaver Creek Photo Club.

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A black bear cub in Orr, Minn., takes a rest.