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A male wedge-tailed Eagle, which looks like it’s just reached early adulthood uses a stiff headwind to make a soft landing.

I believe he’s young because he’s showing signs of inexperience.

I have scores of shots of these eagles and generally they’re flying away or just small birds in the frame.

They’re very wary and will take off once you reach a certain distance from them.

My lens, a 300mm Canon zoom, usually doesn’t quite get that close.

This one threw caution to the wind and in doing so gave a wonderful view of the feather patterns on its wings.