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Cry of the Okavango
Photograph by David Doubilet

With talons bared, an African fish eagle prepares to snag a fish carcass served up by the photographer in a deepwater channel of the Okavango River. The iconic raptor is so ubiquitous around lakes and rivers south of the Sahara that its haunting cry has been called the voice of Africa. The birds are often seen flying in pairs, and while great fish catchers, they're not above a meal of fresh carrion, much like North America's bald eagle.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 400
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/2000 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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