Photographer Captures Perfectly Symmetrical Reflection of a Bald Eagle in a Pond

Photographer snaps once-in-a-lifetime shot of our revered national bird

An amateur Canadian photographer was on his second visit to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario when he captured the shot of a lifetime.

On his previous visit he’d attempted to capture some reflection shots of Bruce, the Conservancy’s resident bald eagle, but the water was too choppy.

This time, the eagle stared and flew straight at him over calm waters, and he snapped as many photos as he could take.

“It was only later when I went through my images and cropped in closer on him did I realize how perfect it looked with him squared off perfectly and staring daggers at me,” photographer Steve Biro told

“I had decided to get down close to the water on a rock at the edge and he was, I think, annoyed with me being so close. He flew towards me, staring at me often, and then a couple times definitely close enough for me to feel a breeze.”

“He was staring quite a bit at me and 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.’”

Bruce landing next to Biro

For more spectacular wildlife photos check out Biro’s Instagram and Facebook pages.