Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit , And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo

How would you feel if you were on your way home proudly clutching your hard-earned food, when all of a sudden somebody jumps you, snatches away your sandwich and does a runner? You’d be furious wouldn’t you?.

Spare a thought then for this poor red fox, whose rabbit was dramatically stolen by a cheeky bald eagle on San Juan Islands, WA, just recently.

“Eagles really don’t like to waste a lot of effort in getting their food, so they look for easy opportunities,” Kevin told.

“A couple of days ago, I captured an especially dramatic act of thievery,” he wrote on his blog. “I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox.

Even more impressive: at times, this battle played out more than 20 feet in the air.”

“It was a very unique experience. I’ve seen bald eagles steal food from crows, great blue herons and other eagles. I’ve never seen an act of theft like that. But I’ve been a nature photographer for nearly 20 years, I believe every animal has a story to tell.” Kevin told.

“Images that tell a story — rather than just being pretty pictures — are my favorite. That’s what I work toward”

And what a story the eagle, fox and rabbit turned out to be! Scroll down below to check out the incredible and rare images for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Photographer Kevin Ebi of LivingWilderness.com captured the fight of a life time recently

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Eagles really don’t like to waste a lot of effort in getting their food, so they look for easy opportunities,” Kevin told.

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“A couple of days ago, I captured an especially dramatic act of thievery. I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Even more impressive: at times, this battle played out more than 20 feet in the air”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“A red fox caught a rabbit and was carrying it across the meadow. I panned my camera with it to capture the action”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Then behind me, I heard the cry of a bald eagle. I knew it wanted the rabbit”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Instead, the fox, with its jaw still clenched on the rabbit, inadvertently got snagged by the bald eagle”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“The eagle lifted the young fox and rabbit into the sky triggering an even more dramatic struggle”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

The entire airborne battle lasted around 8 seconds, bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘flying fox’

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The fox was fine after its flight. “It shook off the encounter and resumed playing with its fellow kits”

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“I took several pictures of it after the ordeal and couldn’t find a single scratch”

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