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:
Run, monkeys! Run! Bwahahaa!!!
- Base Polishes:
Cherimoya’s “Charcoal”, China Glaze’s “Baroque Jungle” and “Emerald Bae”, Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri “I-Rush Luck”, and Sinful Color’s “Whiteboard”
- Stamping Polishes:
Mundo de Unas’ “Brown” and “Taupe”
- Stamping Plates:
Moyou London Zodiac Collection 21 (monkeys)
- Eagle painted freehand with acrylic paint.
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:
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.