21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
White-bellied Sea Eagle with building material

White-bellied sea eagles fish in the Strait of Malacca and carry their prey to their nests on the top of the adjacent Pearl Hill. It is a surprise to see them carrying tree branches rather than fish. Each year they add substantial tree branches to their large nests prior to laying eggs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Copyright: © Graeme Guy