Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/320, f16, ISO 400

Named for the tawny shade of their plummage, the tawny eagle (Aquila rapax) is a common bird of prey across much of Southern Africa.

South Luangwa national park, Zambia


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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    another good ’un, perfectly composed and shot

  • Thanks very much Carol! This guy was particularly cooperative and allowed me to explore different angles before finally taking off.

    – Dan MacKenzie

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