Now that is a huge wingspan! Over the last month or two I have been fortunate enough to see a few golden eagles. Unfortunately, all have been under less than ideal conditions as was the case with even this one and the overcast skies.
Nevertheless, it gave me a ton of fantastic poses before launching itself into the air in an impressive display of its power and grace. With wingspans that can exceed seven feet across and capable of speeds to 200mph, they are nothing short of impressive.
It is little wonder that they are the most common official national animal in the world with Albania, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and Kazakhstan all choosing the golden eagle to represent them.