Sea Eagles Nesting at Ilot Ua New Caledonia
New Caledonia

About half way along the eastern beach on Ilot Ua two sea eagles (Pandion haliaetus) have built an elaborate nest with sticks and, surprisingly, some pumice rocks from the beach. These big birds of prey, also known as Ospreys, are efficient fishers and they have to be to provide for the two big brown-feathered chicks camouflaged in the nest.

My tiny GoPro Hero 3 - using the remote wifi from about 50 meters away - captured the parents tending their nest on this bright sunny day. As the remote wireless robot took the sphere image it also captured a sea snake serpenting up the sandy beach. 

Copyright: Richard chesher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11504x5752
Uploaded: 18/08/2013
Updated: 26/05/2014


Tags: eagle; sea eagle; nesting; chicks; ilot ua; new caledonia; world heritage site; osprey; pandion haliaetus; nature; birds; sea birds; sea snake
  • Joe Griffin about 1 year ago
  • Jaime Brotons about 1 year ago
    Another amazing pano, well done Richard!
  • Richard Chesher about 1 year ago
    Thanks Geoff, it was only possible because of the very small size of the GoPro Hero3 and the wireless telecommand so the eagles were not too disturbed by it.
  • Geoff H about 1 year ago
    Amazing that you could get this close to these birds. Five stars on this one.
  • Domi Williams about 1 year ago
    Wow!!! That is one incredibly fabulous photo!!! Love it!!!
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