These piercing eyes belong to a male White-Tailed Sea Eagle at the Wild Bird Sanctuary in Missouri. The eagle’s name is Cousteau, and his golden eyes tell us he is the male. His female partner, Calypso, has brown eyes.
While the bird looks very annoyed at me and as though it is ready to shut me up for intruding into its space, it is likely I am of absolutely no consequence. This majestic eagle is at least 10 feet away from me on the other side of the enclosure. I was just fortunate it was looking directly at me when I took this shot.