In 2017, a man claimed to have killed over 400 Wedge-Tailed Eagles at the instruction of his employer. After an investigation and lengthy court proceedings, evidence of only 136 dead Eagles was found. The man received 11 days in jail, his boss received a fine. What's shocking is how common this act - deliberately killing Wedge Tailed Eagles - is in the state of Victoria. Over the last two years, I've been working on uncovering similar crimes - finding places and stories of people have committed this crime and the problematic relationship modern Australia still has with native wildlife, even for animals that are loved, emblematic and deeply significant.
All landscapes shown in this project are locations where an Eagle was deliberately killed.