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Emmanuel Ntui
Emmanuel Ntui

it is the great power that i admire

good photography

Paul maharaj
Paul maharaj

Amazing! I would've never believed it that an eagle could carry that size and weight of a prey, jus awesome

waheed najam
waheed najam

Amazing photo. Just shows that if need be and there is an opportunity, an eagle will not hesitate to attach a larger animal.


Rupesh Pundekar
Rupesh Pundekar

NOT SURPRISING THOUGH I HAVE SEEN VIDEOS OF EAGLE SCOOPING SHEEP AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND THEN DROPPING DOWN TO KILL THEM AND EAT THEM..  

hunter page
hunter page

That eagle is huge!

Crazy and amazing!

Joe Graham
Joe Graham

Not surprising, the eagle is almost the same size as the deer!!  Wow, great photographs!

Lu Ann Hammer
Lu Ann Hammer

Truly amazing, would never have thought the eagle could pull it off.

Shaukat Eshai
Shaukat Eshai

It is a cycle of nature,all animals are some one's food.Ultimately we humans are also eaten by insects.The Parsi people leave their dead on the tower of silence,to be consumed by vultures.Golden Eagles are powerful birds.



SURESH K P
SURESH K P

Good one..I never knew an eagle can do this...thanks

William Souris
William Souris

I live in South Africa and have seen many animals preying on other species but nothing like this.

Eva Ladrach
Eva Ladrach

I can't hardly believe some of the comments here.  ALL animals in nature are ultimate prey for other animals.  The  eagle probably snapped this deer's spine with his talons.  Awful as that may seem, I am sure the deer passed quickly.  The alternative to having no predators is for wild animals to eventually  become old and ill and suffer a long and painful death by sickness or starvation.  This kill is obviously the better course, and also helps to ensure the eagle a longer life.

Dharam Sahdev
Dharam Sahdev

What is happening in Nature every second Only God Knows. From Dharam Sahdev

Ruth Walton
Ruth Walton

The Human species is the deadliest killer of ALL. And can do it en masse.

Mary Elm
Mary Elm

Just glanced thru these comments-and am stunned by some of them. The eagle is a predator. He consumes meat. The deer is meat. How much simpler does it have to be for some people? It's not because man made him go eat the deer for some obscure reason. The deer was there. The eagle was there. Had it been a small dog or cat, the same thing would have happened. And yes, I did see awhile ago, a video of an hawk trying to pick up a small child off the ground-The hawk was not successful. Is the circle of life. Quit looking for reasons outside of that.

Gertruda Gubijan
Gertruda Gubijan

Very good shot, in one way sad and in another battle for surviving....

Tiger du Barry
Tiger du Barry

Intention only to be understood by very close friend

Tiger du Barry
Tiger du Barry

Bambi retaliates in heaven with pelting the eagle with diabetic chocolate

Fakhar Siddiqi
Fakhar Siddiqi

I never realized that an eagle could kill an animal as large as deer, I thought eagle's limit is rabbits

Wim Spronk
Wim Spronk

We are indeed living in an exciting technological age that enables us to see scenes like this

korley joseph
korley joseph

sometimes you try to find out why like this happen, but that is nature.

korley joseph
korley joseph

this is sad to watch, a bad day for the deer.

Bob Millar
Bob Millar

The Eagle an amazing bird, great shots, very lucky

Cokey Chapman
Cokey Chapman

There will be a time coming when all animals will be safe with each other and not eating one another.  Coming real soon.

Tapan Sur
Tapan Sur

nature knows how 2 survive without man's intervention?

KENNETH LANE
KENNETH LANE

Impressive event!  Speculations aside the eagle is a great predator.  Explanations are not required for the ways of nature.  Animals usually die in such manner.

Paresh Jai
Paresh Jai

This is nature, survival of the fittest. Having lived in Kenya most of my life, I have seen a few of these rare occurrences, they are unimaginable. Recently I saw a Marshal Eagle feeding on an Impala fawn with the mother impala looking on and still trying to get her baby back. Nature should be left alone, without our judgement.

Frank Farrugia
Frank Farrugia

Nature always has been much different then we ever imagined.  It's pictures and information that makes NG interesting and informative.

Michael Dohnalek
Michael Dohnalek

We know such things happen in nature. But why cheer and say it is great when a creature has to die. The deer has as much right to life as the eagle. I would not cheer at the death of an eagle or a deer.

Chance Boyd
Chance Boyd

I didn't realize this creatures power! Does this mean this predator would attack a small child or baby? Does anyone know?

shaukat basit
shaukat basit

@Mary Elm Yes Mary I did see the same video a while ago that was in Japan I guess,the child was in a park and child's mother came in to rescue the child.  

robin CONKEL-HANNAN
robin CONKEL-HANNAN

@Michael Dohnalek Everything has to die at some time.. It's more meaningful when the death of one sustains the life of another..  We also eat meat.. Where's the difference.?

Aaron Pack
Aaron Pack

@Michael Dohnalek I believe people cheer others' hunting skills because they have forgotten the mastery involved - now they just buy it from the supermarket wishing they could catch their chicken like this eagle catches a deer ;)

Oladele Falaiye
Oladele Falaiye

@Iryna G. @Cokey Chapman It is very unfortunate that a lot of people do not believe in Isaiah's prophecy.  Luckily for me, I am a True Believer as a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

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