Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of a Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle on a dark green background with fleeing monkey silhouettes
Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle

Endangered Fav: the Phillippine Monkey-eating Eagle

I fell in love with the Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle years ago while watching a documentary on raptors (I think it was World of Raptors, 2003, but I’m not sure). It is among the largest eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface and measures around 3 feet tall. Although it is the Philippine’s national bird, its wild population is now estimated to be under 800 birds. Since it requires a large territory for hunting and trees that tower over the forest canopy for nesting, it is the perfect example of an animal who could save an entire ecosystem if people could be rallied to save it. A new documentary called Bird of Prey is about efforts to protect this beautiful bird. It still has several screenings scheduled in the next few months, sadly none near me. Ah, well, check out the trailer and see my favorite eagle in action:

With all this I couldn’t help but choose the Phillippine Monkey-eating Eagle as my subject for @govikes98’s‘s #NailsWithIgFriends Endangered Animals prompt this month.

Run, monkeys! Run! Bwahahaa!!!

Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of a Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle on a dark green background with fleeing monkey silhouettes
Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle
Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle (macro) - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of a Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle on a dark green background with fleeing monkey silhouettes
Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle (macro)

I really loved the way this looked matte, but I thought I should share at least one photo of it with a glossy top coat since not everyone might agree with me:

Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle (glossy) - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of a Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle on a dark green background with fleeing monkey silhouettes
Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle (glossy)

Check out the group collage or view the group’s hash tag #NailsWithIgFriends to see everyone’s beautiful nail art and learn about more endangered animals and plants.

#NailsWithIgFriends - Endangered Species collage
#NailsWithIgFriends – Endangered Species collage
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