A stunning symmetrical image of a bald eagle captured by an amateur photographer has become an Internet sensation.
Steve Biro, who began taking photos as a hobby a decade ago, was visiting the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, when he caught the eye of a bald eagle named Bruce.
Biro proceeded to set up his camera with the intention of getting a few shots of the bird flying over the water. At that moment he noticed that the bald eagle was not quite happy with Biro’s perch.
“He was actually trying to brush me away from where I was perched. I could feel the breeze from his wings as he flew over me. The other people who were there were gasping as he came over my head. It was really quite exhilarating.” Biro told the BBC.
The bird flew low over a pond, right at the photographer, once he locked eyes with him. Biro snapped away as the bald eagle flew over. The end result was breathtaking!
From the many stunning shots Biro got from this moment, one photo stood out to him from the rest. It was the winning shot that is leaving people amazed online.
Sharing it on Instagram, Biro wrote, “So lucky to capture a symmetrical reflection of this beautiful Bald Eagle coming straight at me!”
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“He’s squared up perfectly, both wings are touching the water. That was the one that struck me as little more special than the others. But I still didn’t even know how it would resonate with people.” the photographer told BBC about the same photograph.
Biro’s breathtaking photo of Bruce the bald eagle is now viral and has since been shared countless times, and even ended up on the front page of Reddit!
“I knew it was a great image when I saw how balanced it was but never in my wildest dreams did I expect anything of this magnitude.” Steve Biro said.
“It warms my heart to know I might bring joy to people who may not even be able to leave the house and that they love to see the world through my eyes.” He added.