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WINNER of the Animals with Wings Challenge in the World of EOS Group

WINNER of the Just One Bird Challenge in the World As We See It, or as we missed it Group

WINNER of the Avatar Challenge in the Just Pure Nature Group

JOINT 2nd Place in the Birds in Flight Challenge in the Just Fun Group

3rd Place in the Your Favorite Shot of 2010 Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group

3rd Place in the January Avatar Challenge in the Nature in its Entirety Group

3rd Place in the Less than 5000 views Challenge in the 5000+ Views Group

Featured in “High Quality Animal Images” December 2010
Featured in “Canon DSLR” December 2010
Featured in “The Beauty of Nature” December 2010
Featured in “Beach River and Lake Treasures December 2010”
Featured in “Nature In Its Entirety-Nothing Man Made” December 2010
Featured in “Wild Nature Photography & Writing” December 2010
Featured in "Style! Class! Elegance! Excellence! " December 2010
Featured in “The Birds” December 2010
Featured in “A Vision of Flight Photography” December 2010
Featured in “All Creatures Great & Small” March 2011
Featured in “Amazing Wildlife” April 2011
Featured in “Just Fun” June 2011
Featured in “Alphabet Soup” July 2011
Featured in “Let Animals Stay Free” August 2011
Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” November 2011
Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” January 2012
Featured in “Beautiful BC” February 2012
Featured in “Closeups in Nature” December 2012

A magnificent Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) rapidly descending with a fish clutched in its talons.

Photographed from Denman Island, BC, Canada with the ocean in the background.

54 favorites, 1068 views at February 12th 2012

Canon 20D
1/800sec f7.1 ISO 200
500mm lens


bald eagle, bird of prey, british columbia, raptor, wildlife

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  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

    WOW! Does show the power. Excellent capture.

  • Thank you very much Rene, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    sensational capture

  • Thank you very much for your kind comment Kathy!

    – Martin Smart

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    you are amazing with that camera

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment Loree, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • j Kirk Photography                      Kirk Friederich
    j Kirk Photogr...over 3 years ago

    Wow great shot !

  • Thanks very much Kirk, appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 3 years ago


  • Thanks very much Michael!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Martin. This is magnificent.

  • Glad you like it Bunny, thanks very much for your kind comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks very much Russell!

    – Martin Smart

  • Macky
    Mackyover 3 years ago

    Amazing capture Martin with a title that says it all.

  • Many thanks Macky, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraover 3 years ago

    Wow absolutely top class congrats what a beauty love it

  • Glad you like it Alexa, thank you very much for your kind comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Clive
    Cliveover 3 years ago

    A Masterpiece to say the least Martin, perfect action shot showing nature’s beauty

  • Thank you very much Clive, I appreciate your generous comments!

    – Martin Smart

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