14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
I was fortunate to capture this confrontation between an apex predator and a wily canine while photographing wintering eagles on Lake Furen near Nemuro, Japan. The fox trotted out onto the frozen lake to steal a fish from the pile of by-catch discarded by local fishermen each morning, but this white-tailed eagle had no tolerance for the wily thief. The fox escaped with the fish.
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||Nov. 6, 2016, 10:24 p.m.