Bald Eagle Attacks a Trumpeter Swan

Originally from Tom Carver at Lakelse Lake near Terrace, B.C, Canada,
but has been circulating through the internet by email.

Photos and commentary by Tom Carver

So here is the swan photo. 
What a beautiful bird, so graceful and majestic.

Here comes the Eagle!!!

You can see the feathers flying here from the swan.

This one is so amazing to see the actual eagle wing span beside the swan.  The poor swan must be scared to death ...
It is attempting to actually escape death in the air!

The eagle is loosing his grip on the swan in this picture.

Now the eagle has just lost his grip on the swan completely.
At this point the swan starts falling straight down.

The swan falls into the water below, swims away and the eagle just looks on at his 'lost' prey I am amazed at these pictures because I have NEVER seen an eagle attack or tackle something so big in mid-air before.  


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