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Stellar Eagle
Photograph by Tim Laman

Winter brings 2,000 Steller's sea-eagles to the coast of Hokkaido—almost a third of the species' population. Come spring, they head north to Russia to breed. With a wingspan of up to nine feet (two meters) and weight of up to 20 pounds (ten kilograms), the Steller's far outsizes North America's bald eagle.


Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Canon 600mm f4 IS
Speed and F-Stop: Approximately 1/500 @ f4

Weather Conditions: Seas calm, lots of icebergs, cold, and sunny.
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light



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