Duel between white-bellied sea eagle and wedge-tailed eagle photographed

Two of Australia’s fiercest birds of prey were photographed battling it out.
By Australian Geographic February 3, 2020 Reading Time: < 1

THESE INCREDIBLE images of a white-bellied sea eagle and wedge-tailed eagle battling it out were photographed by Mehrdad Abbasian along the Bass Highway in Tasmania’s north-west.

According to Mehrdad, overall, two wedge-tailed eagles, a white-bellied sea eagle and two swamp harriers were involved in the confrontation.

It’s believed that the battle may have been over a nesting site. Such confrontations have become more common as more land is lost to urban development.