Via The Hill:
Two wildlife photographers are suing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for using a photo they took of a bald eagle.
Robert Rozinski and Wendy Shattil allege Trump’s team is using their image of the all-American bird on campaign merchandise without their permission, according to The New York Daily News.
“In 1980, Rozinski created ‘Bald Eagle Portrait,’ an iconic photographic image of a bald eagle,” their claim states. “The photograph captures a piercing, intimate, eye-to-eye moment with this majestic creature with near-perfect symmetry against a flawless sky blue background.
“It would be difficult, as perhaps an understatement, to recreate such an image given the challenge of replicating and capturing such a fleeting moment in nature,” the suit adds.
“That Rozinski captured the moment at all is remarkable considering that when created, the American bald eagle faced extirpation in North America due to poisonous DDT pesticide use, among other factors.”