WPY 2016

Photograph Details

Finalist 2016

Birds

Saud Alenezi, Kuwait

Remains of the day

A group of tourists had disturbed an eagle feasting on its kill, scaring it away, leaving the fresh carcass on the ground barely touched. Using a homemade robotic camera, Saud waited for the tourists to leave and kept watch from his car. Sure enough, a few hours later the eagle returned and Saud’s composition was complete.

The martial eagle, Africa’s largest eagle with a wingspan of up to 2.6 metres, rarely scavenges carcasses preferring instead to catch mammals and birds such as this guinea fowl. Populations declined rapidly over the late twentieth century due to poisoning, habitat loss and collisions with power lines.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark III; 17-40mm f4 lens at 24mm; 1/640 sec at f5.6; ISO 400; remote shutter release.


Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya: latitude -1.406562, longitude 34.90622 Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya: latitude -1.406562, longitude 34.90622

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Saud Alenezi

Saud Alenezi, Kuwait

Saud has been a wildlife photographer since 2012. He has travelled to countries such as Hungary, Kenya and Tanzania to experience photography in different wild environments.