This image was eliminated from this week's The Week in Pictures (known to the media eds here as TWIP) during the final round of editing.
While the bright, saturated colors, and the really interesting texture of the water hitting the eagle's feathers were engaging, the fact that this photo was from a zoo - a controlled environment - did deplete the editors' initial reaction to the image, and in the end, it didn't make the cut for this engaging week that included: desperate survivors of Pakistan's massive flooding, an eye-tricking image of underwater swimming, a sweet moment of summer love, and more.
Click to see the full slideshow for the week of Aug. 5 - 12 and cast your vote.
Tell us below, which image do you like best this week, and why? Should the bald eagle have made the slideshow?