Bird of prey shows tallons to another bird by Xavier Ortega (1 images)

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A tawny eagle appears to be frozen in mid air as it battles with a marabou in Zimanga, a private game reserve in South Africa.

Photographer Xavier Ortega said: “The fight between the two birds lasted a while and I thought I had a good chance to take some great pictures.”

“I was very focussed on the action taking place and when I saw this photograph afterwards I thought it was worth the effort. There were eagles, marabous, vultures and jackals in...
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