Hokkaido, Japan

Impressive white-tailed eagle has its wings spread to warn other raptors. That is a tactic White-tailed eagle use to try and intimidate another animal when they feel threatened.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 23 October, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure time: 1/3200s
  • ISO: 2000
  • Focal Length: 600mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4809 by 3206 pixels (WxH).

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Impressive white-tailed eagle has its wings spread to warn other raptors. These raptors are a bit too close for comfort. That is a tactic White-tailed eagle use to intimidate another bird or animal when they feel threatened. You can see the fog and mist coming in from the left-hand side of the photograph. The fog creates a beautiful hazy effect.

Although these incredible eagles bond for life with their mate. Together they will build a nest in a high tree or cliff using sticks and other objects. These nests will usually be their forever homes. Every year, during the breeding season, they will find the same nest they used the previous year. However, once a breeding pair dies, another couple will take up residence in their nest. The female eagle will lay 1 to 3 eggs every year in March or April. The incubation, done by both parents, usually takes about 40 days. The male goes off to hunt and bring back food for his family, while the female takes up the majority of the protection of the chick.

In Europe, live about 12,000 White-tailed Eagles, Haliaeetus albicilla. Their conservation status is of least concern on the IUCN red list.

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1 comment for White-tailed Eagle Has Wings Spread

  1. Ruth Koprek

    Stunning. Love the very subtle colors of the eye and the beak. The wingspan and body feathers are so gorgeous. This print takes my breath away. Outstanding!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thank you, Ruth. I highly appreciate your comment. It is always nice to get feedback on my nature photography.
      Ciao Anette

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