21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dynamic Gaze

In the midst of transitioning from photographing perched birds to those in dynamic flight, a momentary oversight in adjusting the shutter speed resulted in a captivating image. The eagle's piercing eye remains sharply focused, while its wings blur with the motion, creating an unexpectedly artistic effect.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Haines, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Kawing Chiu