Eagle – The Incredible Moment

Here are some stunning photos of an eagle catching a fish from the sea.

The three pictures were taken by my classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.

As you may remember, he is the photographer who took the photos for Huangshan with a sea of clouds; he also took the photos of  snow geese in flight which were also featured in my blog.01

Just yesterday, on a sunny day, Mr. Chung visited the Saigon area, which is the reserve and back garden in the New Territories for the Hong Kong citizens.02

A magnificent eagle swooped down, zeroed in on its prey.

While having undivided attention on its prey, it dived down, slowed somewhat and momentously suspended itself in the air.

Its action was so quick, by the time you saw it doing that, it already has its prey caught in between the legs.

Off it goes, it heads up, flying away in the normal manner as if nothing has happened.03

Throughout this act, the spectators were thrilled. It was exactly the moment a photographer has been longing for.

Again, congratulations to Mr. Chung for taking the photos.

These are photos which should be submitted to the National Geographic – something which Mr. Chung has repeatedly declined.