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Photographer ‘overwhelmed’ by response to stunning bald eagle image. His other pictures are ? too

Canadian amateur photographer Steve Biro says he is “overwhelmed” by the worldwide response to a photograph he took of a bald eagle.

Image of Bruce the Bald Eagle “staring daggers” is stunning the world on social media

Talented Canadian amateur photographer Steve Biro captured the breathtaking image of ‘Bruce’ the bald eagle at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy and first posted it on some Facebook photography groups. The image of the bird of prey "staring daggers" at the photographer with its piercing eyes soon went viral.

Bruce the bald eagle goes viral Seeing is believing with this one. When a man took a picture of a bald eagle and posted it online, it soon went viral. And is it any wonder? It’s a magnificent picture of nature, in this case of Bruce the bald eagle in flight, and captured by Canadian amateur photographer Steve Biro. Biro was said to be stunned by the attention this picture received. Source: YouTube/BBC/Mark1333

The jaw-dropping image is one of several hundred Mr. Biro took of the bird that day

Photographer stunned by the public attention. "He’s squared up perfectly, both wings are touching the water," Biro told the BBC. "That [photograph] was the one that struck me as as little more special than the others. But I still didn’t even know how it would resonate with people."

The photograph eventually made it to the front page of Reddit and has since been picked up by media around the world.

Birds are usually undisturbed by photographers visiting the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, Canada. But Mr Biro says the eagle seemed irked at where he was positioned with his camera.

"He was actually trying to brush me away from where I was perched," he said.

"I could feel the breeze from his wings as he flew over me. The other people who were there were gasping as he came over my head. It was really quite exhilarating."

Mr Biro said as soon as he got up off the rock where he had been sitting, Bruce the eagle flew over and claimed the spot.

Scroll down for 20 more breathtaking wildlife/nature photos by Steve Biro. All still images copyright © Steve Biro Photography.

Source: BBC.com

In the United States, where the bird is the national emblem, it nests in more than half the country. In Canada, it's more commonly found in British Columbia, across the prairies and in parts of Ontario.
The full picture: Bald eagles are widely distributed across North America. In the United States, where the bird is the national emblem, it nests in more than half the country. In Canada, it’s more commonly found in British Columbia, across the prairies and in parts of Ontario. Source: Facebook/SteveBiro

“There’s something about birds that to me is captivating,” – Steve Biro

Steve Biro is an amateur photographer who began taking photos about 10 years ago as a hobby – "Nature pics, landscapes, city pics, I love it all". He told the BBC.

But he says he has a soft spot for capturing images of birds.

"There’s something about birds that to me is captivating," Mr Biro said.

"The way they hunt, the way they interact. Sometimes you’ll see them do things. They’ll be playful, just like children. It’s amazing how you’ll see aspects of humanity in birds – and in animals overall."

Mr Biro says photography challenges him to see the world "like I’m a child again".

"I try to look at it like I’m in awe of it all the time, and in wonder of it."

Source: BBC

Scroll down for 20 more breathtaking wildlife/nature photos by Steve Biro. All still images copyright © Steve Biro Photography.

EagleFlight Video of a Bald Eagle in Flight © Bruce G. McKee, www.brucegmckeephotos.com, recorded during a Raymond Barlow Raptor Workshop at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy, Ontario. Source: YouTube/BruceGMcKeePhotos

20 wildlife & nature shots from Steve Biro

Steve Biro is clearly a man who knows his craft. Here are 20 more simply stunning shots of wildlife and nature from this gifted cameraman. All images are copyright © Steve Biro Photography.

Soaking up the sunshine Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Taking flight Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
“Hey Mom, wait up!” Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Bruce the Bald Eagle Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Eyebrows on fleek Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Owl pair Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Electric sky Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
“How you doin’?” Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
T-Bird Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Ice? Nice! Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Chin icicles Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Cold canada Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Colourful cave Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Seal of approval Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Locking horns with a deer friend Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
What can you see in this rock formation? Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Big brown beauty Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Colour contrast Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Up above the clouds so high… Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
Ice bubble Source: ©SteveBiroPhotography
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