7 March 2013


Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

The Spanish Imperial Eagle used to be no more than a mirage in national territory, but is thriving here today. This young male mated last year, when I took this shot. Now, a year later, its plumage is darker, more similar to an adult’s.

Nikon D300 + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 400, 1/1250, f5.6