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African fishing eagle

Late afternoon and an African Fishing Eagle is perched on a branch overlooking the waters of the Okavango Delta.    During my Botswana trip in mid 2009,  I observed this species several times but always from a distance hence the necessity for the long lens.

African Fish Eagle, Okavango Delta, Botswana
African Fish Eagle, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Canon 5D mark  2 with 500mm lens at F6.3,  shutter speed 1/640 second at ISO 250.