I photographed this Wahlberg’s Eagle at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve during my trip to South Africa earlier this year. I photographed the Eagle about 3 hours before photographing the White-fronted Bee Eater that I posted yesterday. The eagle was about a hundred feet away looking for breakfast.
These large brown eagles are generally a tricky group to identify so this could actually be a tawny or steppe eagle. Either way, the Wahlberg’s Eagle tends to hang around woodlands and stick close to water. They hunt reptiles, small mammals, and birds. The call is a whistled kleeah-kleeah-kleeah. This bird is named after the Swedish naturalist Johan August Wahlberg.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 400mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/1600th of a second and the ISO set at 800. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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