Snake Eagle in Flight

Snake Eagle in Flight

This is the Short-Toed Snake Eagle, a medium-sized eagle that feeds on snakes it grabs using its talons, taking them to a rid in the air. Then he eats them in flight - an impressive feat to behold!

In this photo we can see this beautiful eagle while in the air (unfortunately, not after it caught a snake). The colors are distinctive - with the light lower side and brown head. And that ever impressive eye...

What do I like about this photo? There's a huge amount of details here (just zoom in). The eye is incredible, as is the menacing pose. The sun comes from behind and lights up the outline of the feathers.

What would I want to improve? A snake in the talons would have been awesome. As would eye contact.


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