Copyright © 2018 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Philippine Eagle: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Philippine Eagle or Pithecophaga jefferyi, is also called as the Monkey-eating eagle or Great Philippine Eagle, an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines.

Watching this in the wild was a fantastic experience, I was humbled and my faith in conservation has become more stronger so to speak. I was there to document the Eagle and understand its behaviour and yet taken aback of the issues around it. Thanks to my dear friend whom I will not mention to spare us all of political attacks. He has been a great friend and also a source of inspiration.

I have been to the Philippine Eagle Center many times even before my daughter was born and I can’t get enough of the Philippine Eagles as I went there to sketch them and I have painted them as well. This bird never stopped to amaze me; it is the most beautiful as it is. Now that I have taken the photograph from the wild, I felt blessed and privileged to be able to see it, two days of observation, I have learned so much.

Mindanao, Philippines
April 3, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro | Nitecore UNK1

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