Battle of Seagull and Eagle in Mid-air

Seagull attempts to free its friend from the claws of an eagle in epic mid-air battle

An eagle found itself in a mid-air battle after latching onto a seagull before flying off with it securely held in its talons - or so it thought.

Because a second brave seagull then gave chase, and tried to free its friend from the predator by frantically pecking at the eagle's back.

Eagle fetch Seagull

Eagle fetch Seagull

Brave seagull chasing eagle to save it's friend

Brave seagull chasing eagle to save it's friend

Friend of seagull give up and eagle had it's food

Friend of seagull give up and eagle had it's food

The pursuit lasted a few seconds before the fearless gull had to give up, leaving the eagle to fly a further 200 yards to have its feast.

In this epic set of images, the rescue attempt can be seen in its three stages; capture, fight, and defeat for the seagulls.

Location - David Canales, from Texas, USA, shot the pictures in the Prince William Sound region of Alaska on June 27.

Seagull attempts to free its friend from the claws of an eagle in epic mid-air battle
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