HI, and welcome to my blog! I am a field guide in a private game reserve in South Africa and below you will find stories and pictures of my amazing job!

October 20, 2010

Martial of the Skies

A fairly quiet morning game drive was made extra special with an amazing sighting of a martial eagle sitting in a marula tree next to the road.  One of our biggest eagles, it stands and impressive 90cms tall, with talons about 2 inches in length!  A aerial predator so powerful that it can kill small antelope.  Rumour has it that if it closed its talons around your hands, its would be strong enough to crush the bones!