Pick on someone your own size! Angry faced eagle protects tiny bird from prowling jackal!
Pick on someone your own size! This is the dramatic moment an angry eagle squared up to a snarling jackal to protect a tiny bird from his clutches.
As the hungry jackals goes to pounce on the terrified little bird, the protective eagle rears up and eventually chases him away.
The tense stand-off was caught on camera by Lars Wiebe Bezemer, a pastry chef from the Netherlands, during a trip to the Danube Delta in Romania.
Lars, 25, said: “When a confrontation like this happens in front of your eyes, it’s like watching a great National Geographic series live.
“Both are impressive, strong animals – but to see an amazing, powerful creature like this white tailed eagle took my breath away, and left me speechless.
“I simply don’t have words to describe how amazing this moment was, these pictures give me goosebumps and remind me of a wonderful experience.
“I’m so glad I was able to capture this amazing moment.”