Eagle being displaced by a wave generated in the devastating Japanese earthquake of March 11/2011.

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Itallica II on March 13, 2011

From the local newspaper:> The boundary between the Pacific and North American plates runs underwater along the west coast of Haida Gwaii, and is B.C.'s equivalent of the San Andreas Fault in California.

someGuyinmasset on March 14, 2011

Thanks Marquee, Norrel, Dianne, Ippa, Francois, Ludvig, Dmitry, GG, Sankos, EagleHunter,Pozlp, pear, Petra, นครศรีธรรมราช, Irek and Nawitka!

Hi Dmitry, very little this far north, just about what you see here but the waves got higher the further south you were.

Exactly,Nawitka, I was trying to show that an event of this magnitude has far reaching effects, even right down to the totally trivial choice of perches for a bird thousands of miles away.


Randy Hall on March 14, 2011

Nice catch Guy. I heard there was a 'wave watcher' in Hawaii that wasn't so lucky, but I guess their surge was about 4-5 feet high.


Kanukayyu on March 15, 2011

Awesome photo!! Greetings from Spain

Nicky Zani Tsolaki on March 16, 2011


emzet on March 16, 2011


petrelpiotr on March 17, 2011

Nice eagle.

Derek Holzapfel on March 17, 2011

Excellent. Have you seen any free falling mating yet this year? That would be something to capture. I am still waiting for the event. :-)

someGuyinmasset on March 21, 2011

Thanks Randy, Kanukayyu, Nicky, emzet, Peter and Derek.

Yeah Randy, certainly not to be trifled with.

Haven't seen it this year Derek, and the times I have seen it they were too high up.

Olda Templ Vykydal on March 21, 2011

Very nice shot. LIKE. Greetings from Czech Republic, Olda.

Laurel211 on March 23, 2011

Fabulous, dramatic photo Guy, you've done it again.

Martin Bring on March 24, 2011

Lucky Bird! + like ;)


L+YS Beutiful :)


naveen sharma on March 30, 2011

Excellent ,great capture with nice view likedgreets navsha

kamalyn on October 28, 2012

So today I'm wondering if there was an eagle in Japan displaced by the tsunami from The Great Haida Gwaii Quake of 2012!

BCsnowbirds on October 28, 2012

Wondering if the aftershocks are disturbing your otherwise peaceful community. Love your talent in bringing out the best visuals.

someGuyinmasset on October 29, 2012

We owed them one, kamalyn.

Thanks BCsnowbirds, not really, gives us something to talk about.

Itallica on November 2, 2012

That and the parade up the hill

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 11, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by someGuyinmasset
    • Taken on 2011/03/11 11:24:50
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/750)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.50 EV
    • No flash