Ménage à Trois

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Image: Jose Hernandez,
Nature Honorable Mention,
2008 International Photography Contest [larger view].


The photographer writes;

This is a shot of three [bald] eagles fighting over a fish in Homer, Alaska, from March 2008. You can see the fish at the top of the image flying by itself, but it was caught in its fall by another eagle.

There’s lots more gorgeous images here for you to enjoy!

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0 Responses to Ménage à Trois

  1. pough says:

    Toi = you
    Trois = three
    Ménage à trois = household of three

  2. thanks for the correction. i am having “one of those days” today. hopefully, it won’t last!

  3. Thanks for posting this!

  4. kamaka says:

    Honorable mention?
    The photo of a lifetime… what won? An ostritch doing math in the sand with a stick in it’s mouth?