19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lucky catch in Seward, Alaska

With so many fisherman angling for salmon in Alaska, bald eagles don't have to work too hard to find leftovers. But that doesn't mean there isn't competition! As soon as this eagle had food in his talons, two smaller aggressive birds tried to steal his lunch. The chase was on and made for quite an erratic flying pattern!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Seward, Al, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Christa Sing