In the Avian world, eagles rank at the top of the food chain as apex predators and for a good reason. To put things in perspective take the martial eagle which as eyes that are 3.6 times more powerful than humans.
Yet, what’s truly impressive is that the bald eagle is capable of carrying 15lb mule deer fawns in upwards into the sky. To top that, Golden and crowned eagles have been spotted killing ugulates that weigh up to 66 pounds. And remarkably, the martial eagle surpasses them all by having flown with a 82lb duiker.
That’s around seven to eight times the eagle’s own body weight!
Now, I mentioned only a few species above, the reality is there are sixty of them. Most of which belong to Eurasia and Africa, with the rest in North America, Australia and Central and South America.
When it comes to symbolism of the eagles, they have a long standing importance in ancient times and cultures.
The Moche of Peru worshiped them, while in ancient Greek mythology they were the patron animal of the God Zeus. In terms of Angelica tradition, you’ll often find representations of the eagle in numerous Bible verses like Exodus 19:4, Isaiah 40:31, amount others. Take for instance Psalm 103 which compares a renewal of youth to that of the eagle.
In Germany eagles hold special ties to the Holy Roman Empire, you’ll often see them as two-headed birds. Each side represents the old Roman Empire’s East and West. In heraldry, their noted as the “king of birds” too.
With that said, I’d like to share with you a collection of the top 75 best eagle tattoos for men. These masculine designs will inspire you to literally fly higher! From feathers to realistic artwork, you’ll see a blend of just about everything.