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Ben Cranke captured this dramatic sequence of images at a drying waterhole in Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia, as African fish eagles attempt to steal fish - with varying success - from Saddle-billed storks.
Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) flapping wings after preening. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia.  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) flapping wings after preening. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia.
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...
Saddle-billed storks (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) sweep a waterhole, searching for fish. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia.  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / Saddle-billed storks (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) sweep a waterhole, searching for fish. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia.
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) attacking a female Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhyncus senegalensis )trying to steal a fish it has just caught. Liuwa Plains National Park, Zambia  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) attacking a female Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhyncus senegalensis )trying to steal a fish it has just caught. Liuwa Plains National Park, Zambia
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) swoops to catch a freshly caught fish, dropped by a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) after being pressuried to do so by the eagle. Liuwa Plai...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) swoops to catch a freshly caught fish, dropped by a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) after being pressuried to do so by the eagle. Liuwa Plai...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...
African fish Eegle (Haliaeetus vocifer) flies in fast and directly, to pressurise a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish so that it can be stolen for...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish Eegle (Haliaeetus vocifer) flies in fast and directly, to pressurise a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish so that it can be stolen for...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) flies in fast and directly, to pressurise a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish so that it can be stolen for...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) flies in fast and directly, to pressurise a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish so that it can be stolen for...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) swoops to catch a freshly caught fish, dropped by a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) after being pressurised to do so by the eagle. Liuwa Pla...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) swoops to catch a freshly caught fish, dropped by a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) after being pressurised to do so by the eagle. Liuwa Pla...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) battles to keep a freshly caught fish, stolen for a meal from a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) battles to keep a freshly caught fish, stolen for a meal from a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) battles to keep a freshly caught fish, stolen for a meal from a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) battles to keep a freshly caught fish, stolen for a meal from a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) scans the surface of a waterhole for any signs of a swimming fish, while a passing Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) searches for a fish in th...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) scans the surface of a waterhole for any signs of a swimming fish, while a passing Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) searches for a fish in th...
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) grabs a fish for a meal, that had recently been caught by a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), after the eagle had pressurised the stork into...  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) grabs a fish for a meal, that had recently been caught by a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), after the eagle had pressurised the stork into...
Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) with a freshly caught fish. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia.  -  Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) with a freshly caught fish. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia.