Crested Serpent Eagle
© Rishi Khanna
February 20, 2012
A Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)
lifts off from a perch in Keoladeo National Park
, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Forum member Rishi Khanna shot the photo and posted it to our World Gallery
. "The eagle rested on its perch for 20 long minutes and then flew to the left," he says. "I don’t know the reason why it left its perch because I was tucked in a bush with my camera. But this part of the sanctuary is full of parakeets, so I am guessing it flew off to get lunch."
Rishi used a Nikon D5100 and a 300mm lens. See more photos of eagles:
• Bald Eagle
• Golden Eagle
• Tawny Eagle
• White-bellied Sea Eagle
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