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Nature Photographer Captures A Battle in The Sky Between a Fox and an Eagle

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We sometimes tend to believe that nature only comes in peace; but we also have to keep in mind that it has a brutal and totally unfair side. Nature photographer Kevin Ebi whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, took a rare photo of an eagle stealing the pray of a young fox. To our surprise the fox, despite its youth didn’t give up that easily, instead it kept its jaw clenched on the rabbit and the struggle lasted for approximately 8-10 seconds with the fox pending in the sky 20 feet above the earth.

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This incident took place in San Juan Islands, while Kevin was watching over some young foxes hunting over their pray.

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Kevin heard the cry of the eagle and he instantly knew it was here for stealing.

It is actually very often to see an eagle in an act of thievery.

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I suppose it didn’t want to waste time searching for its own prey.

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Kevin suspected that the eagle probably thought the fox, because of its age, would have been scared of the eagle and that it would have dropped the rabbit.

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It is really amazing to be a witness of something like this.

Eventually the fox realized that this battle can’t be won.

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We have to say that this was one brave and fearless fox.

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Kevin said that in his 20 years of career he have seen bald eagles stealing food from other animals but he has never seen something similar to this.

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It was really a survival game.

The fox gave up the fight and the eagle dropped it from a height of 20 feet.

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What can I say?

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Kevin likes to take pictures that have a story to tell.

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A clumsy way of falling, really.

The fox took a pretty heavy landing but hopefully didn’t show any signs of injury.

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The fox has that ”pokerface”, giving a funny side to this story.

In conclusion this was the story of fox and the eagle and the summary is that in nature you observe a variety of behaviors, from caring stories to savage and unfair situations.

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