The eagle is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. They are large, with wide wings and sharp beaks. Eagles can fly high and fast, and often hunt by jumping from the air to catch prey with their sharp talons. They have a worldwide distribution and are symbols of strength and power in many cultures. Many countries have chosen the eagle as their national animal, such as the United States and Germany.
A Tawney eagle caught a cobra and was about to take off when two other eagles swooped over to take it. They performed a series of dangerous acrobatics in the air in an unsuccessful attempt to capture the snake.
A direct attack from the air.
The remaining eagle was determined to hold onto its prey and flew low to avoid the attacks of its fellows. The entire fight was witnessed by wildlife photographer Anja Denker at Kgalagadi National Park in Namibia.
Two eagles swooped in to steal their fellow cobra.
Rolling onto the ground holding onto prey.
The eagle holds onto the prey it has just hunted.
Catch the snake by the tail.
Stop stealing bait
The eagle flew into the air to avoid the attack.