An African fish eagle in this case. Eagles has fascinated me for many years, I think their proud and powerful charisma, is one of the causes.
Males usually have a wingspan of about 2 m , while females have wingspans of 2.4 m
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edouard_lauer (1247) 2009-03-25 13:00
i like this view on the African fish eagle since it shows him very pride on the branch and embracing his whole territory. Moreover the sky looks menacing which makes the eagle more imperial.
bona (13191) 2009-03-25 14:09
Great photo Boa!
The eagle on it naturl habitat. I didn't know that in Africa have eagles with white head. Did you take a photo with 200mm?
Thanks for sharing.
jhm (142067) 2009-03-26 1:08
The African fish eagle sits very nice camouflaged against the branche of the tree.
Not easy picture for take, you did very well through the green vegetation under against the cloudy sky, this as contrast.
Very well done, TFS.
Poet (354) 2009-03-26 8:31
That's fascinating, to catch an eagle. I think he was far away, cause I see that you used a 200 mm and still the eagle is far away.
But it must be thrilling to see this.
hay_kes (30480) 2009-04-13 5:43
What a stunning photo vith excellent atmosphere.TFS.
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (6205)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon AF-S 70-200/2.8 G IF-ED VR
- Exposure: f/10.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-25 12:27