Photographer Captures The Perfect Shot Of Stunning Bald Eagle

The perfect shot takes a lot of patience to be captured, especially if we are talking about nature/wildlife photography. Since timing is essential in this type of photography, it also takes a bit of luck to nail the perfect picture.

But there are times when the planets align and everything is in the photographer’s favor, such as in this case when Canadian photographer Steven Biro took the greatest picture of a bald eagle.

The eagle, named Bruce was caught on camera while flying over the surface of a pond in the Canadian Raptor Conservatory, slightly touching the pond with its wings. The beautiful symmetry of the picture won the Internet over when it was posted online by Biro. He has been working as a photographer for 10 years and thought that the Conservatory was a great place to capture wild birds on film as it is home over 200 captive-bred birds. Biro said that when he took the picture, the bird flew so close to him that he could feel a breeze from its wings when flying over him. Such a one of a kind experience!

Biro is a hobbyist photographer who enjoys capturing natural scenes and wildlife. One particularly majestic bald eagle, Bruce, caught his attention that day and Biro set out taking hundreds of photos of the high flyer. He ended up capturing one of the most stunning shots of an eagle ever taken, just when the bird’s wings were perfectly symmetrical in flight and glazing over the surface of a still pond. The eagle was terrifyingly stunning, staring intently into the camera as if he’d paused mid-flight for the shot.

Biro says he could never have imagined how much people would love his amazing shot of Bruce.

“He’s squared up perfectly, both wings are touching the water,” he told the BBC. “That [photograph] was the one that struck me as a little more special than the others. But I still didn’t even know how it would resonate with people.”

When the photo eventually made it to Reddit’s front page after it hit Facebook, it was widely reposted by several media outlets and websites in a matter of days.

Biro also captured a slow-motion video of the beautiful bird in flight, surrounded by several other photographers clicking away as he dove through the air to rest on his favorite rock.

“Hi everyone, here’s a slow-motion vid of the Eagle coming across the water at the Canadian Raptor conservancy yesterday. The Eagle was literally flying inches over my head where I was sitting, it was an amazing experience!” So far, since 2019, the video has garnered over 528,000 views and 1,500 shares on Biro’s page only.

Bruce was quite territorial toward the photographers. According to Biro, the birds at the conservancy are rarely bothered by the presence of people, but Bruce was unhappy with Biro for taking over his special rock. When Biro finally got up from the rock, the bird quickly dove down from a higher perch to claim his throne.

For Biro, birds are the real deal
Biro says he’s been a lover of photography for the past 10 years and would capture “nature pics, landscapes, city pics, I love it all. I try to look at it like I’m in awe of it all the time, and in wonder of it.”

However, birds are his true calling. “There’s something about birds that to me is captivating,” Mr. Biro said. “The way they hunt, the way they interact. Sometimes you’ll see them do things. They’ll be playful, just like children. It’s amazing how you’ll see aspects of humanity in birds – and in animals overall.”

Steve wrote a heartfelt message of appreciation to all his friends and fans on Facebook when his photo was featured by the India Times, Fine Art America, CTV News Canada, Lad Bible, CBC, USA Today, Bored Panda, amongst dozens of other media outlets.

“The worldwide recognition of my image continues to surprise me, thank you everyone so much again for all the love, cheers!”

Source : Steve Biro Photography