Birds - Africaraw

Etosha National Park

We came across this pair of Tawny eagles (Aquila rapax) in the golden light of early morning at Cheleka water hole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. The take off of the bird was not into the sun and I failed to capture it, but to my surprise and pleasure the eagle returned, from its brief excursion. The eagle landed with outstreched wings and talons glowing in the sun. bird, He proudly displays ferocity, power, beauty, and grace to the waiting mate.

Cheleka waterholeKgalagadi transfrontier parkSouth AfricasunriseTawny eagle Aquila rapax