Three Eagles Fighting For Fish Mid-air

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Three Bald Eagles Fighting Over A Fish

After one of the Bald Eagles grabbed a fish out of Paris City Lake here in Arkansas, two others showed up to try to take the fish away.

During the mid-air battle, the fish was dropped and if you look close you can see it in the photo. (It is between the three Bald Eagles but closer to the bottom Eagle.)

When competing for food, eagles will usually dominate other fish-eaters and scavengers, aggressively displacing mammals such as Coyotes and foxes, and birds such as corvids, gulls, vultures and other raptors.

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  1. Maria Rosa February 15, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    WOW What am amazing photo capture of these Eagles—and the fish

  2. Steve Creek February 15, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    Thank you! It was amazing to witness the action.

  3. Sabine February 15, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    WHAT an amazing shot! I love that you can clearly see the poor fish dangling there.

  4. Steve Creek February 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Thank you Sabine!

  5. jeffrey February 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    so thats why they loose their hair

  6. Mia McPherson February 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Terrific action Steve!

  7. Mary Creek February 18, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    Drew was so impressed with this photo!! He just couldn’t believe you got to see three eagles all at once.

  8. Dennis Waters February 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Great photographs as usual

  9. Cindy H March 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    I’m thinkin’ the only one really happy in this picture is the fish!
    Not many people are able to even SEE this type of action, let alone take a beautiful picture of it!

  10. Steve Creek March 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Thank you Cindy and I think your right about the fish.