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Male Golden eagle

By Enmark
An image taken recently in Norway along side Danny Green .Thank you Danny for your company in those long hours in the hide ,despite you sleeping through most of them..LOL
Arriving before dawn in the total darkness 3500ft up in the Norwegian mountains at temperatures of -21 .The gear coped admirably , the photographer shivering . In most cases up to 9 hours are required in the hide in total silence Arriving in the dark and leaving at dusk ensuring the eagles did not associate the place with humans .You get approximately 2 hours of the right light limiting actual photography time with these most fantastic creatures .
Days can pass with not a sniff just the odd Jay for company.The excitement when one of these fellows turn up has to be restrained save any noise what so ever .You can understand the tension when a male and female arrive together .Yes i have the images .
This particular day was perfect. Heavy snow a mild temperature of -15 and at just the right time of the day for the light .
An absolutely epic week of photography .
Thank you again Danny and to Ole Martin Dahl for an opportunity not to missed .

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: scott_jessuk, martinjp, saeidNL and 34 more

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martinjp 12 2 3 England
7 Feb 2010 1:06PM
superb capture Mark...

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
7 Feb 2010 1:09PM
Rev2 11 302 2 England
7 Feb 2010 1:10PM
What a cracking shot and a great documentary. This beats any captive eagle shots by miles.
Brian_Scott 12 42 27 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 1:31PM
First class
7 Feb 2010 3:06PM
Great Capture

chunky1972 13 2 1 Northern Ireland
7 Feb 2010 3:14PM
Great work mate as always love it.
paulrosser 12 22 Wales
7 Feb 2010 4:11PM
A quality shot Mark! Bet you got some great images mate. This image will probably not get the attention it deserves here, so just for the record, I'm giving you my user award. I know what you 've endured to get this image, so well done!!!
Enmark 12 5 5 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 4:25PM
Thanks Paul (et al). As you know I have more .LOL
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
7 Feb 2010 5:16PM
What a wonderful picture. The fantastic feather detail and stance of the bird are outstanding. Brilliant capture.
wideangler 12 8 Wales
7 Feb 2010 5:28PM
Brilliant and a fitting tribute to some hard work and long hours. My congratulations.
A beautiful shot and well worth the the long cold hours.
Geofferz 13 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 6:00PM
Very well captured.
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
7 Feb 2010 6:58PM
Stunning photography Mark.... wonderful detail and colour. The timing is great, love the movement, full of energy

7 Feb 2010 7:01PM
Fabulous action capture,very intense !! Superb on the timing & cracking detail.
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
7 Feb 2010 10:28PM
Have a RC Mark Smile
I'm not E2 at the moment or you'd have my User Award too.
What a brilliant capture, deserves to do a lot better on here than it probably will do.
Well done Mark.
mikepearce 12 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 10:36AM
Nice one mark! Stunning capture worth the dedication needed to get this image Mike.
Zydeco_Joe 15 84 1 England
9 Feb 2010 3:33PM
Top class, but thats what we expect.

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