We’ve already seen some incredible nature photography this year and this stunning photo of a bald eagle is no less extraordinary. A Canadian photographer happened to be at the right place at the right time to capture a breathtaking and symmetrical image of a bald eagle skimming over the surface of a pond.
Photographer Steve Biro was at the Canadian Raptor Conservatory in New Foundland that features over 200 birds including various species of birds of prey such as owls, falcons, hawks, vultures, and bald eagles. That is where he was able to snap a beautiful photo of the magnificent animal.
Biro said he was about 100-feet away from the prestigious creature named “Bruce.” The Canadian photographer used a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 100mm L macro lens. The image was not taken from a video and is an actual picture, cropped from a raw image.
The photo went viral and was featured on the front page of Reddit. People had nothing but compliments for the tremendous photograph. Commenters called the shot “the best raptor shot I have ever seen” and “greatest eagle pic of all-time.”
The photo has over 17,000 Likes on Biro’s Instagram page.
“That [photograph] was the one that struck me as a little more special than the others,” Biro said of the now famous animal photo. “But I still didn’t even know how it would resonate with people.”
“He was actually trying to brush me away from where I was perched,” Steve told the BBC. “I could feel the breeze from his wings as he flew over me. The other people who were there were gasping as he came over my head. It was really quite exhilarating.”
If this whole birds of prey thing doesn’t work out for Bruce, it’s nice to know that he has a modeling career to fall back on. If you’d like to purchase a photo from Steve, you can do so HERE.
Here are some more of Steve’s photography from the Canadian Raptor Conservatory.