Sometimes as a photographer you have to accept that the target is not in the optimal position – like in this case with the Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus, gasellikotka in Finnish). Nevertheless, this is a mighty bird, can be almost one meter long, living in in open and semi-open habitats of sub-Saharan Africa.
The martial eagle is quite hard to see. It has been experiencing a major decline in numbers in recent years, due largely to being directly killed by humans. I saw this, probably young bird, in Namibia some years ago.
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