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Golden Eagle in snow

By Enmark
Thank you all for the comments on my previous upload .Taken again in Norway a male Golden Eagle rips seven bells out of a ptarmigan .The weather was so intense I feared for the eagle. Outside the hide in these conditions the chill factor of the wind must have been tremendously low, driving there the thermometer showed -21 .Nice and warm inside the hide at -8 with the heater on though. This was taken before the sun had fully risen at about 8.15 in the morning . The windows in the hide were so cold frost patterns appeared within seconds .Its the first time I've ever seen cigarette smoke fall to the ground.Vapour from you breath frosted the lens hood to a depth of 10mm as it exited the lens port hole .

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: borrower, Iain_Proudfoot, terry_cavner and 38 more

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NevP 16 853 13 Canada
10 Feb 2010 8:41PM
Beuatiful, wish this was mine.
Phil32 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 8:41PM
Excellent, one of the best Golden Eagle images I've ever seen. Very atmospheric in the snow.

Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Feb 2010 8:54PM
Nice one Mark, what an experience!
fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
10 Feb 2010 9:08PM
Fabulous photo, particularly given the conditions. This really deserves to do well.
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 9:13PM
A fantastic shot.

wideangler 12 8 Wales
10 Feb 2010 9:17PM
Scott has said it all, a truly fantastic shot.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 9:22PM
Stunning shot has to be shortlisted and admired in my favs for some time
Fantastic shot
shandoor 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 9:43PM
Beautiful image congrats
10 Feb 2010 9:49PM
Stunning !!
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
10 Feb 2010 9:59PM
I agree with Cole Wink
Sounds nearly as exciting as photographing Coal Tits from my hide then mark Wink
Glad you had a great time mate Smile
10 Feb 2010 10:14PM
Superb image and what a fantastic capture !! STUNNING
Phil_Morgan 15 182 1 Wales
11 Feb 2010 12:14AM
I agree with Cole as well Wink
Hope your all well mate, speak soon.

SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
11 Feb 2010 8:14AM
Superb Mark.... fab shot, fab experience... more please!

Enmark 12 5 5 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2010 1:21PM
thank you all ,especially the gong givers, most kind.
12 Feb 2010 2:37PM
Outstanding well done.

SilverAndGold 11 105
15 Feb 2010 4:42PM
Wonderful shot of nature at it's very best. Incredible.

paulrosser 12 22 Wales
16 Feb 2010 8:07PM
Nice image Mark mate!!
Emmog 12 38 1 England
1 May 2010 4:06PM
Outstanding shot

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