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Steller's Fish-Eagle

Steller's Fish-Eagle
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Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sahalin Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-27 2:33
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Steller's Fish-Eagle (Halieetus pelagicus) -
This is a spectacular raptor averaging a meter in height and a wingspan of up to 2 meters. This was taken in the ice pack offshore Sakhalin Island in early May.

They were observed to to be preying on the newly born seal pups on the ice as well as feeding off the afterbirth. I guess when one is hungry any form of food is fair game.

Taken with my 1D Mk3 + EF 400mm at f10 1/800s ISO400

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-05-27 4:01]

I spent 6 months in Yuzhno-Sakhalin but I never had a chance to see one of these majestic birds. One day I will go there again just for it. Excellent picture, TFS.

wow, I envy u for seeing this incredible raptor! TFS Ori

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