White Tailed Eagle (Sea Eagle) – Hungary – Will Nichols
Sea eagles are very similar to the bald eagles of North America minus the very distinctive headdress. With less than 12,000 pairs left in the world they have battled back from the brink of extinction in the past few decades. Will captures this one looking like he/she is about to take a drink or maybe even a bath in this large pool of water. Please read Will’s story below then visit his site http://www.willnicholls.co.uk for some more great White tailed eagle photographs. By the way this is Will’s sophomore feature. He also photographed this inquisitive red squirrel.
This white-tailed eagle was photographed in Hungary this winter. They are huge, majestic birds and are the fourth largest raptors in the world. The first day was extremely misty, which was very worrying from a photographic point of view as the mist didn’t seem to be lifting. However, within a couple of days the mist lifted enough to allow me to capture some images.
I am running a tour to Hungary for wildlife photographers in summer 2014. Come along to photograph some beautiful birds, ranging from the red-footed falcon to the striking European roller. More information: http://www.willnicholls.co.uk/workshops/
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