2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan | Steller’s Sea Eagles Flying

Mar 26 | Evan | No Comments |

Spending a few days in Rausu to photograph the Steller’s Sea Eagles was an amazing experience!  Our Winter tour of Japan was coming to an end but our small group of photographers was determined to make the most of our time with these amazing birds.  Everyone came back with many photographs of the eagles and for me, it was probably too many!


As most of my work is portraiture, sports and sometimes street or landscape photography in Japan, it was really difficult for me to edit down my Steller’s Sea Eagles photos from our trip to Hokkaido.  Well, at first it was easy to sort out the photos I wanted to reject but getting from the first edit  of eagles to the final edit was difficult!  Take the two shots above for example.  I love both the photos of that Steller’s Sea Eagle, but can’t easily say which one is better like I can with portraits, sports or landscapes.  If there are any bird photographers that feel like sharing, I’d love some feedback!

In collaboration with Magic Is Photo Safaris, I escorted a small group of wildlife photographers for a Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan in search of Japanese Snow Monkeys, Red Crowned Crane, Swan, Steller’s Sea Eagles and whatever else we could find!  To see more photos from our photo safari in Japan, view the 2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan Trip Report.

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