White-tailed eagles are among the largest birds of prey in Europe and can hardly be confused either in flight, on the ground or in trees. In Norway we were able to take photos of them from our little house right by the sea, but the most impressive pictures were taken on a boat excursion to the Trollfjord, where we were able to take pictures of them hunting fish. The towering rocks were ideal as a background for the eye-to-eye recordings.
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The Common merganser (Mergus merganser) belongs to the genus of sawyers and to the family of duckbirds (Anatidae). They feed mainly on small fish that they hunt together. It is an impressive sight when many of these birds work together on the water and drive schools of fish into a corner.
The village named St Lucia by stranded Portuguese in 1554 is located in the uMkhanyakude district of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. This location is a popular starting point for excursions to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, where many different animals can be observed and photographed. Apart from the impressive "hippos", the hippos that occasionally roam the town at night, we were also able to observe and photograph the majestic fish eagles on a tour through the wetlands.