The Caped Angler

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by peta burton

This image was taken while exploring the waters off the northern rock wall of Hinchinbrook Island. The island lies east of Cardwell along the Cassowary Coast of far north Queensland nestled in the Coral Sea. A Mary’s blue sky provided a beautifully balanced backdrop for the shot of the adult sea eagle. It was on the hunt for a feast scanning the waters 50-metres above and then flew in for a closer look unperturbed by everything else in sight. It caught what it had its eye on, then vanished. But I wanted to capture it on the prowl in the midst of its precision flying.

Location: Hinchinbrook Island, Coral Sea, Far North Queensland, Australia


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