Canadian Photographer’s Eagle Photo Goes Viral

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Photo by Steve Biro

Ontario-based photographer Steve Biro captured a remarkably symmetrical image of a bald eagle and it’s reflection that went viral. He was photographing at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Vittoria, Ontario from the edge of a pond where the eagle, named Bruce, was nearby.

“He was, I think, annoyed with me being so close,” Biro says, having been crouched at a rock low to the water in order to get the reflection he wanted. The bird flew towards him frequently, often coming close enough that he could feel the breeze from the wings. “When I moved away from the rock to get some pics of him landing, he swooped straight to it as if to say this is my territory pal, back off!”

Biro captured the image with a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 100mm F2.8L Macro lens. His go-to lens for birding is typically a Tamron 150-600mm, but opted for the wider lens with this shot, since he knew Bruce would be close.

Biro says the image has been shared all over the world, from Israel to Europe and New Zealand, and has been picked up by outlets such as CTV News.

His photography covers a wide range of subjects, from landscapes to wildlife and more. He has integrated bird photography into his portfolio for about five years. “They are colourful and animated and playful and fascinating and I love to try to capture them in ways that people never get to see them, it’s quite a challenge and I always love to challenge myself as a photographer.”

You can see more from Biro on his Instagram or website.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body

Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.