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Birds Of Prey Are Hiding A Secret From You

There's a reason eagles, falcons, and hawks are almost always photographed in profile.

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Fact: Birds of prey don't photograph well from the front...

A photo of the American bald eagle from the side – Stoic, brave, majestic.

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A photo of the American bald eagle from the front...

...Scared, confused, vulnerable.

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A photo of a hawk taken from the front – Badass, intimidating, knife-wielding.

Photos of hawks taken from the front...

...Awkward, timid, embarrassing.

Photo of a falcon taken mid-flight – Powerful, inspiring, sleek.

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Photos of falcons taken while stationary...

...Frumpy, uncomfortable, terrified.

Photo of a golden eagle taken from the side – Austere, intrepid, resilient.

Golden eagle taken from the front...