DECEMBER 2011 – An African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) observes his surroundings from a dead tree at the Chobe National Park, Botswana. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Botswana’s Chobe National Park is a wildlife photographers’ dream come true. You’ve got the giant unspoilt park and the Cuando River in the North. Countless species wait for being discovered by you.
We did an excursion on the Cuando River with a local guide and spotted this African Fish Eagle on a dead tree next to the river. Once more, the combination of a high-end lens and a 1.3 crop factor resulted in a 520 mm lens (effective focal length on a full frame sensor). In the high-resolution image you will see that the sunlight is reflected in the eye of the Eagle, and you can also see the iris within the eye.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||08-DEC-2011, 08:21|
|Location||Chobe National Park, Botswana|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1D Mark III|
|Lens||Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM|
|Exposure||1/5000 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3888 x 2592 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|