Wedgetail Hightail by Phillip Weyers

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A difficult bird to capture… with their spectacular eyesight and natural fear of man, the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey with a wing span up to 2.5 metres, an impressive sight in the wild. Their preferred diet is rabbits but they will take small kangaroos and wallabies as well as carrion and other birds. Greenethorpe Central West NSW Australia.
Canon 40d, Sigma 50-500mm.


wedge tailed eagle, greenethorpe, nsw

I love photography and especially bird photography which is one of the most challenging and beautiful of subjects. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I had taking them.

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  • tarnyacox
    tarnyacoxover 3 years ago

    Wow Phillip, what an awesome capture!

  • Thanks Tarnya… I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw this one sitting in a tree beside the highway this morning… a quick u-turn and sneak up… and voila!

    – Phillip Weyers

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Just excellent Phil! :) Love the angle of the wing span and his face! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks Gabe… a stunning raptor to run into, would love to get closer to one.

    – Phillip Weyers

  • bobby1
    bobby1over 3 years ago

    Awesome capture

  • Thanks Bobby1… wouldn’t you like to have one of these for a pet?

    – Phillip Weyers

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsover 3 years ago

    Wow!!…Superb capture, Phillip… :-))

  • Thanks Suefel… an impressive sight.

    – Phillip Weyers

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 3 years ago

    This is magnificent Phillip! I really like the balance of the bird and the tree – somehow makes it even more real. Perhaps he has just taken off.

  • Thanks Christina… exactly right, he was trying to get away from me.

    – Phillip Weyers

  • mosaicavenues
    mosaicavenuesover 3 years ago

    excellent! congratulations. They are very difficult to get near

  • Thanks Kerryn… jumpy critters for sure.

    – Phillip Weyers

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    A terrific capture Phil.

  • Cheers Al… stunning animals these, the top of the food chain.

    – Phillip Weyers

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47over 3 years ago

    Very impressive. Looks like you were in the nick of time.

  • Thanks Eeva… it was not happy about me that’s for sure, I did have to be quick.

    – Phillip Weyers

  • waynepearce
    waynepearceover 3 years ago

    you did an excellent job to get so close, well done.

  • Thanks for commenting Wayne… it’s not often you’ll see one sitting right next to the highway.

    – Phillip Weyers

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    January 7, 2011

  • Many thanks Teresa.

    – Phillip Weyers

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