Here are the other photos I took of the bald eagles battling. We estimate that the immature eagle was around 3 or so years old from the brown still on the head. He was having lunch when all of a sudden two adult bald eagles flew in and landed a few hundred yards from him, watching him. Then the immature eagle flew off, but not without company. One of the two adults flew after him and within seconds there was a battle in the sky. It all happened very fast and while watching, I was hoping that I was able to capture at least some of this territorial rivalry. Canon 7D Mk ll & Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM + Canon 1.4x lll teleconverter – @560mm, 1/1600, f8, ISO 640, + 3/4 exposure compensation.
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The initial impact.....when they locked one of their talons.
After a second, it was over and both let go, only to have both adults chase the immature eagle out of their territory for the moment. But he came back later......lol.