Fri 31-Aug-12 11:27 AM | edited Fri 31-Aug-12 11:33 AM by Valentino
This month's theme, selected by last month's winner, slopoki1, is Disputes. From Rick, Disputes go on all the time in the animal kingdom where one animal infringes on another ones turf, hunting ground, nesting area... and a conflicts disputes) may occur. Captive subjects welcome.
From Rick, A Willet intrudes in another's hunting area and stands it ground leading to a dispute.
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>it looks like they both have some scars. How did the dispute >end?
Well, it got dusty and all Dave.
Suddenly we noticed a small guy walking out of the distant bushes towards the animals. When he was at a distance of about 30-40 meters he clapped his hands a few times above his head. The guys stopped immediately, left the scene and went seperate ways - like schoolboys.
This is a shot I got when I was first getting into wildlife photography. I was shooting my trusty D80 with my first long lens the 80-400VR.
It was a very cold day shooting eagles. The river had quite a bit of ice and a lot of ducks and herons were gathered around this small opening in the ice near shore.
This young eagle came in to pick up a fish that had been dropped by some other bird. Unexpectedly a great blue heron came running over squawking at the eagle. The eagle jumped up, back and fell into the water. Needless to say the heron walked with the meal.
We regularly see Nankeen night herons in our backyard, scavenging for anything that we throw out to the bush chooks. These two obviously didn't see eye to eye about the situation and started fighting in earnest. I haven't cropped this image, just resized.