The Valley Of The Eagle by VoluntaryRanger

Riggindale above Haweswater in the Lake District National Park,home to England’s last remaining Golden Eagle. I was there with pal Alex Bradley , my driver and general physiotherapist and one time Bubbler whilst recovering slowly from a broken arm.
We didn’t see the eagle,but saw plenty of red deer in the distance.
The ridge around the valley is a great walk from High Street,named for the old Roman road than crossed it,to Kidsty Pike (right)
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR single RAW tonemapped in Photomatix pro3
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My thanks to the lovely person who bought a framed print of this work


cumbria, reservoir, haweswater, riggindale, mardale, lake district, high street, kidsty pike

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinalmost 4 years ago

    Extremely good capture mate, so amazing view on that beautiful green valley and stunning sky!

  • Thanks very much Denis,it is a lovely place

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    this is wild and wonderful Jamie.x

  • I could have stayed there all day catherine

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work Jamie.

  • Thanks Don mate

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Jamie – shame you didn’t see the Eagle – is that your next Challenge?
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • I reckon Bob..I saw it last time I was here..but it’s a needle in a haystack job..if it perches on crags at the far end,you need a powerful telescope just to see a tiny dot…you have to be in the right place at the right time..

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Babbler
    Babbleralmost 4 years ago

    wonderful view

  • Thanks very much babbler

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • mikebov
    mikebovalmost 4 years ago

    excellent capture mate
    20 years ago we briefly saw an Eagle, it was perched on a dead sheep
    Jane saw it , I got a brief glimpse in the car mirror, unfortunately we were in a flow of traffic and couldn’t stop.

  • Cheers mate…I saw it last year…I was watching a Red deer stag with my ’scope and it flew over him,so I kept it in view as it flew right down the valley…magnificent.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    remember our walk around there really enjoyed it great work mate

  • We thought about going up,but in the end stayed to watch the deer….cheers

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely views Jamie. I believe the last Wolf ( wild one) in England was shot not fare south at Humprey Head near Grange-Over-Sands.

  • Close to my home Roy,yes you are correct.The eagle probably came from Scotland originally as did it’s mate before it died…they raised a few chicks and I bet they all went back to Scotland..

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • reindeer
    reindeeralmost 4 years ago

    I could stare at this all day…..instant fave. Beautiful. =)

  • Thanks RD,I could sit there all day

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful view Jamie …

  • Cheers Tom

    – VoluntaryRanger

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