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This Giant Harpy Eagle is So Impressive, Some People Think It’s a Person in a Costume

When it comes to impressive birds of prey, the harpy eagle is hard to beat. This neotropical species of eagle is the largest and most powerful raptor found throughout its range, and it’s one of the largest extant species of eagles in the world. Recently, a picture of a harpy eagle was uploaded to the /r/NatureIsF-ingLit/ subreddit and it quickly gained over 92K upvotes in a day, as people were amazed by this giant bird.

With a wingspan of over 7 feet (2.13 m) and weighing up to 22 lbs (10 kg), it’s not surprising that some people thought this eagle was a person in a costume. But rest assured, the harpy eagle is very real and very impressive.

Scroll down and enjoy this collection of photos featuring these majestic creatures. All of the photos in this gallery are linked to their sources, so you can learn more about these impressive eagles and explore the work of the photographers who captured them.

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Written by Dasun Maduranga

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