One Colorado photographer has captured some amazing photos of a battle between a bald eagle and a hawk. The fight between the two birds of prey occurred on Tuesday, July 20 at approximately 1:30 pm.


Erie, Colorado photographer, Gerry Morrell, was driving behind the Walmart in Lafayette when he witnessed a bald eagle battling with two hawks. Morrell thankfully brought along the camera to capture the event. The photos of the battle between the hawks and the bald eagle show the agility of both species of birds and their airborne acrobatics. After some time, the hawks eventually gave up and went on the retreat from the battle, but Morrell kept capturing footage of the bald eagle.

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The fight grew quite an appetite for the bald eagle as the bird swooped down near the road and picked up its lunch by the talons. The menu called for a prairie dog which was enjoyed in a tree close by.

Morrell's Facebook post recalls the event with photos stating that he always has his camera ready and was fortunate enough to photograph the entire scene. Speaking with Morrell via Facebook messenger he said "You never know where or when you are going to spot wildlife and these images are a great example of that".

Take a look at these amazing photos captured by Gerry Morrell of Morrell Nature Photography:

Bald Eagle VS Hawks

Source: Gerry Morrell Facebook 

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