eagles sparring for fish in mid-air

This was part of National Geographic’s 2008 International Photography Contest, and was the English edition’s honorable mention.  I had to look twice before believing someone was actually able to take this photo.  There are many great submissions and winners, but this is one of my favorites.

This is a shot of three eagles fighting over a fish in Homer, Alaska, from March 2008. You can see the fish at the top of the image flying by itself, but it was caught in its fall by another eagle.