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Two Eagles Do Battle Over Sitting Duck


Photographer Gary Wheeler captured a remarkable series of images telling the story of a pair of Bald Eagles fighting over one clever duck. In his own words:

I was walking along the shore of Lake Tapps on Monday, and noticed a big commotion a little more than 1/4-mile away (as measured later by Google Earth). I saw a Bald Eagle circling and repeatedly diving on what I thought must be a school of fish. Soon he was joined by another Eagle and they began to fight each other for the prey. Territorial Eagle fights do happen, but I’ve never seen one, nor have I seen any good photos…

Click the top left image to begin the slide show, which includes the photographer’s original commentary.

March 27, 2009 7:40 am

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