These are absolutely magnificent creatures. Females are larger than the males and may have a wingspan up to 2.2 metres (7 feet 2 inches). They are found along the seashores and major waterways of Australia, New Guinea, the Indonesian and Malayan archipelago, Thailand, around the Bay of Bengal to India and Sri Lanka. They mainly eat fish which they catch in their talons or find dead but they are not averse to other animals such as turtles, sea-snakes and birds.
This pair let me get fairly close before they took off. They are generally pretty wary.