Three bald eagles lock talons as they plunge to the ground in mid-air battle

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By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:40 PM on 17th September 2009


 

Locked in desperate mid-air battle, the three eagles plunge towards the ground in a contest to see who will let go last.

Between their claws lies a gasping fish freshly plucked from an Alaskan lake, now the target of fearsome talons as each eagle grapples for supper.

This is not so much a desperate bid for food - instead it's a macho show of strength between three birds who want to show who's who in the pecking order.

The three hungry bald eagles lock talons in a vicious mid-air battle for a fish supper

The three hungry bald eagles lock talons in a vicious mid-air battle for a fish supper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two predator eagles were not prepared to let their feathered friend enjoy the fish all by himself

The eagles remain locked together in a three-way show of dominance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The birds continue their battle

As they reach the end of their dive, one eagle breaks off, leaving the remaining two holding 'hands'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amateur wildlife photographer Harry Eggens said the fight was over in a matter of seconds and all three escaped unscathed.

 

Read the rest of the story here:

 www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214139/Pictured-Three-eagles-lock-talons-plunge-ground-mid-air-battle-fish.html#

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