Martial eagle behind the branches


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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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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