Daily Archives: September 11, 2022

Martial Eagle

Martial Eagle: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — On our way out for our first game drive in Murchison Falls National Park, we spotted this Martial Eagle in the top of an Acacia Tree a hundred yards from the road, sitting up in the early sun. The Martial Eagle, according to my brief research this morning, is the largest Eagle in Africa…with a wingspan of over 6 feet and weight of almost 10 pounds (huge for a bird). It is reportedly capable of some impressive feats of strength. Some say it can knock a grown man off his feet. It is heavily persecuted throughout its declining range, by farmers who are convinced it takes livestock…and by game rangers who think they are protecting vulnerable mammal species. It is certainly a big, heavy eagle, with just enough crest to make it stand out. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 125 @ f4 @ 1/500th.