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“White-tailed eagles”, by Will Nicholls. An adult white-tailed eagle clasping a fish, with a juvenile in the background. White-tailed eagles were hunted to extinction in Britain during the early 1900s, raided by egg collectors and persecuted by farmers who feared for their livestock. In 1975, they were reintroduced to Scotland. Conservation efforts have been successful and there are now around 42 pairs breeding annually in the UK. Photographed in the Isle of Skye, England.

"White-tailed eagles", by Will Nicholls. An adult white-tailed eagle clasping a fish, with a juvenile in the background. White-tailed eagles were hunted to extinction in Britain during the early 1900s, raided by egg collectors and persecuted by farmers who feared for their livestock. In 1975, they were reintroduced to Scotland. Conservation efforts have been successful and there are now around 42 pairs breeding annually in the UK. Photographed in the Isle of Skye, England. (Will Nicholls / www.willnicholls.co.uk)