Splish, splash, eagle’s taking a bath

Even majestic eagles need a serious preening after they take their bath

Nobody looks their best while they're taking a shower

Nobody looks their best while they're taking a shower

Few of us look particularly majestic when we first emerge from the bath and even the most stunning wild creatures are no exception, as photographer Brian Markle found out with this stunning photo of an eagle doing its morning ablutions in the Nanoose Bay area.

It took a serious preening to get back to anything resembling the awesome predator of legend.