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Fish Eagle with Fish in Flight

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The African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)[2] or – to distinguish it from the true fish eagles (Ichthyophaga), the African Sea Eagle – is a large species of eagle that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply. It is the national bird of Zimbabwe and Zambia and South Sudan. As a result of its large range, it is known in many languages.[3] Examples of names include: Visarend in Afrikaans; Aigle Pêcheur in French;[4] Hungwe in Shona, and Inkwazi in isiZulu.

This species may resemble the Bald Eagle in appearance; though related, each species occurs on different continents, with the Bald Eagle being resident in North America.

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Comments


Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
2 Oct 2013 6:34AM
Excellent in flight shot and an informative write up. Top stuff.

Andy

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
2 Oct 2013 6:40AM
Good stuff this Dave !!
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
2 Oct 2013 6:45AM
A superb capture, Dave, both by you and by the eagle Smile Carol
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
2 Oct 2013 7:02AM
Wow Dave, what an amazing capture, an excellent write up as well...excellent photography
kel55 4 8 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 7:11AM
Class shot Dave , like how the birds at full stretch , great shape , one of your best here mate well done
termite53 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 7:25AM
Great capture, first class
2 Oct 2013 7:51AM
Stunning capture, Dave!
George
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 8:13AM
Most impressive image.
Nigel
Ted447 Plus
3 173 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 8:28AM
Stunning image.TedGrinGrin
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 8:30AM
Great capture Smile

Eileen
Trev_B 9 148 68 England
2 Oct 2013 8:32AM
Well done Dave a super image of this fast bird.

Trev
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
2 Oct 2013 8:58AM
Good timing and shape Dave
robway 11 318 Wales
2 Oct 2013 9:32AM
Simply an amazing capture, being at the right place at the right time. I like the close up showing so much detail.

John
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
2 Oct 2013 9:46AM
Nice composition Dave. Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 10:32AM
A quite incredible inflight capture for both of you David...

"Superb wildlife photography"

Regards Nathan
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
2 Oct 2013 10:48AM
A really impressive wildlife capture here.

Ken
2 Oct 2013 10:49AM
A really exceptional image!
Effrossini
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 11:47AM
What a fantastic bird in flight image Dave.
KateGrinGrinGrin
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
2 Oct 2013 12:58PM
Super sharp image!
Ty
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
2 Oct 2013 1:02PM
A great capture Dave.
Super shot.
Mick.
2 Oct 2013 1:45PM
Well captured Dave.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 2:07PM
Just FANTASTIC!!!! David.
Brian
Brovy 2 England
2 Oct 2013 3:42PM
Fantastic Shot
2 Oct 2013 4:15PM
a super capture David,
Alan
2 Oct 2013 5:05PM
Excellent in flight shot
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
3 Oct 2013 6:35AM
A tremendous inflight capture, you've timed this one to perfection
Alda Plus
3 70 29 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 7:12PM
Growing up in South Africa, I know the 'Visarend' well. Beautiful birds, and a great capture GrinGrin
3 Oct 2013 11:29PM
What a great in-flight capture, just amazing !
Chen
BURNSIE 7 25 4 England
10 Oct 2013 8:07AM
Excellent capture, I agree it is very similar to the North American Bald Eagle, with the white head and tail, we have just returned from Alaska where the Bald Eagle is easily seen in the wood land near to the rivers.
Kindest Regards, Burnsie
10 Oct 2013 1:56PM
HI HANDSOME, THIS IS ONE MAGNIFICENT PHOTO. ELAINE X
13 Oct 2013 9:04AM
Another in flight stunner, Great action photography Dave
15 Nov 2013 8:27PM
Wonderful shot,well caught.love it.

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