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Wolfgang Bluhm | all galleries >> Miscellaneous >> Picture a Day >> Picture a Day 2011 >> September 2011 > 05-Sep-2011
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Harpy Eagle

Canon EOS 60D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/800s f/5.6 at 100.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Marsha Sinkevich02-Oct-2011 23:22
This magnificent bird is a Harpy Eagle (its name tells you what mythological creature it was named after.) Extinct in Central America, it is now quite rare but can still be found in parts of Latin America. A resident of rain forests, it takes large prey such as sloths, monkeys and even baby capybaras. Another example of how diminished this world would be if this incredible bird disappears.
Cindi Smith07-Sep-2011 02:19
Why does it have fingers sticking out of its head? Did it swallow someone's hand? LOL! Great capture of this very unusual looking eagle! ) V
Sayer06-Sep-2011 04:32
What an unusual looking bird, never seen anything like it.