RM | LANDSCAPES SHRINKING ISLAND | by Zach Smith | email@example.com Eagles are the stars of the show on the Mississippi River, but they have plenty of company at Clarksville come winter. An abundance of avian life flocks to Lock and Dam No. 24 in January en route to migration destinations. Scoops of American white pelicans fly the frosty blue skies and bob in the frigid waves, while some ring-billed gulls - seen here - seem content to sit back and enjoy the scenery. It's not an uncommon sight to see some visiting birds catch a breather with a ride downriver on icy rafts that dwindle as they make their way toward the Gulf of Mexico. Nikon D800 * 70-200 mm lens with 2x teleconverter at 400 mm * f/8 * 1/500 second * ISO 100.