For centuries, the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) has been the archetype of the majestic bird of prey. The awe-inspiring birds have fascinated people of all cultures around the world with their proud appearance, the impressive wingspan of six to eight feet, amazing flying skills and much more. They are omnipresent in numerous fairy tales, myths, symbols, coats of arms, and state insignia.
The high-quality book is a photographic-artistic hymn in black and white to the golden eagle – the reader is accompanied and captivated by well-founded background knowledge, remarkable personal anecdotes and reflections as well as fairy tales, poems, quotes and short stories. A special quality of Golden Eagles is the fact that the photographer only takes pictures of wild animals in their natural environment without any intervention. The range of images extends from almost anatomical studies of the golden eagle, via pictures in which light reflections on the plumage play a central role, to poetic-looking images depicting the bird of prey in its spectacular rough and rugged habitat.
Heinz M. Gut is a trained biochemist from Switzerland with a doctorate who has been pursuing his passion for rock climbing since his childhood. Recently, he decided to focus full time on his passion for the natural world by combining the dual challenges of mountaineering and wildlife photography in extreme environments.