Eagle versus Fox Photos

I don’t know who took this photo, but the photographer could have spent many days in the cold waiting to get this snapshot. And it happened fast.

Update: Here’s what the great Snopes site found about this photo. (There was some discussion among my friends about the authenticity of this scene.)

It’s one of a series of pictures taken by Finnish photographer Pekka Komi on 22 February 2006. The impression created by the full series of images is that the fox came upon the eagle while the latter was feeding on the carcass (and took exception to the intrusion), rather than the other way around

We do note that various videos available on the Internet demonstrate that a golden eagle can carry off a fox carcass, and that a (trained) bird of prey can prove a formidable foe to a live fox. (Snopes)


via Chris K

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