This is hawkward – Bird of prey stares at man stood underneath branch 

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This is the terrifying moment a bird of prey has been caught staring at a man stood underneath a branch.

Jorge Alejandro Gonzalez Terrazas, 46, spotted the ornate eagle – the most colourful and powerful birds of prey – during an expedition to the jungles near Tulum, Quintana Roo, two weeks ago.

It didn’t take long before the photographer heard the alarm sounds of other birds and the eagle tried to catch his pray.

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After failing in his quest, he stood on a branch above Jorge with his piercing eyes.

Jorge said: “We followed the alarm sounds of the brown jay birds and we were led to the eagle.

“Hr then perched in a branch just over my head!

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“And that give me the opportunity to make the click on this elusive eagle.

“He was staring at me with its piercing and expressive eyes.

“When I was taking this images we had eye to eye contact.

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“I knew in that moment, that in some years he will be a mighty predatory force when he grows older.”