Photographer ‘blown away’ after capturing image of eagle catching fish

A white-tailed eagle swoops down on a fish off the Isle of Mull captured by Ryan Wemyess while out on an a boat trip. Picture: SWNS
A white-tailed eagle swoops down on a fish off the Isle of Mull captured by Ryan Wemyess while out on an a boat trip. Picture: SWNS
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This was the moment a sharped eyed photographer snapped a stunning white-tailed eagle catching a fish.

Ryan Wemyss captured amazing images of the eagle catching a fish in its razor-sharp talons during a group photography excursion.

Ryan Wemyss, 50, took the snap of the bird while on a group photography excursion. Picture: SWNS

Ryan Wemyss, 50, took the snap of the bird while on a group photography excursion. Picture: SWNS

The construction firm site manager was on a boat trip with ten other avid nature photographers on Sunday off the Isle of Mull.

The 50-year-old said he was “blown away” by the huge bird, which he says had an eight-foot wingspan.

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Ryan, from Conon Bridge near Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands, said: “We took them on Sunday about 11am.

“We were on a chartered boat and visited different spots off the island’s coast.

“We did two trips out in the boat, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, but in the afternoon there were none.

“It was the first time I’d seen that type of bird in the wild.

“It must have had about an eight-foot wingspan, it’s absolutely amazing.

“It did a first run and I just stood and watched, I was blown away.”