ACWORTH, Ga. -- The state of Georgia has more bald eagles now than it has in decades.
This past month, when one eagle suffered a devastating injury, a group of Georgians came to its rescue.
"To give this eagle a second chance," said photographer Dieter Finke, "I'm so excited to get to see the eagle fly away today."
Dieter Finke was taking photos last month with his friend Vic on Lake Allatoona, when both heard a large branch snapping.
"Here comes this eagle, soaring out," recalled Finke. "After observing the bird, we realized he probably wasn't in good shape."