Martial Eagle up close and personal (click "more comments" to see two more images)
This martial eagle was beahving very nervously, screeching and flying low and aggressively around a marula tree. We were so busy watching the bird, we were speachless when we looked up!
The eagle had a nest nearby so was trying to scare off the visitor, alas, it did not work!
The martial eagle is the largest eagle in Africa, a truly majestic raptor, with a wingspan that reaches 8.5 feet (Bald eagles get to 7.5). It's been known to prey on animals as large as young impalas and other small antelopes.