first_imgStay on target Watch: Deputies Help Bear Family Rescue Cub Trapped in DumpsterNature Cam Captures Black Bear Feeding at Condor Sanctuary A nature photographer captured a jaw-dropping mid-air battle between a bald eagle and a red fox fighting over a rabbit meal. The incredible image, captured by photographer Kevin Ebi, recently won an Honorable Mention at the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards.Ebi captured the wild encounter at San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, in Washington.“I had spent the day photographing foxes and was panning with this kit running with its prey when an unmistakable cry made me look up. I just knew the eagle racing our way was after the fox’s rabbit,” Ebi told Audubon. “I expected to have only a split second to capture the theft in one explosive frame; instead the eagle snagged the fox and rabbit, carrying both 20 feet off the ground. After eight seconds it dropped the fox, seemingly unharmed, and flew away with its stolen dinner.”The Audubon Photography Awards celebrate the year’s best images of birds and the landscapes they inhabit. Now in its 10th year, the Awards received more than 2,500 entrants, hailing from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories.See all the winners of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards below.View as: One Page Slides1. Grand Prize Winner: Kathrin SwobodaPhoto: Kathrin Swoboda/Audubon Photography AwardsRed-winged Blackbird at Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia2. Amateur Winner: Mariam KamalPhoto: Mariam Kamal/Audubon Photography AwardsWhite-necked Jacobin at Dave & Dave’s Nature Park, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica3. Youth Winner: Sebastian VelasquezPhoto: Sebastian Velasquez/Audubon Photography AwardsHorned Puffin at Alaska SeaLife Center (accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums), Seward, Alaska4. Professional Winner: Elizabeth BoehmPhoto: Elizabeth Boehm/Audubon Photography AwardsGreater Sage-Grouse at Pinedale, Wyoming5. Plants for Birds Winner: Michael SchultePhoto: Michael Schulte/Audubon Photography AwardsHooded Oriole on a California fan palm at San Diego, California6. Fisher Prize Winner: Ly DangPhoto: Ly Dang/Audubon Photography AwardsBlack-browed Albatross at Saunders Island, Falkland Islands7. Amateur Honorable Mention: Melissa RowellPhoto: Melissa Rowell/Audubon Photography AwardsGreat Blue Heron at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida8. Professional Honorable Mention: Kevin EbiPhoto: Kevin Ebi/Audubon Photography AwardsBald Eagle and red fox at San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, Washington9. Plants for Birds Honorable Mention: Joseph PrzybylaPhoto: Joseph Przybyla/Audubon Photography AwardsPurple Gallinule on a fire flag at Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland, Florida10. Youth Honorable Mention: Garrett SheetsPhoto: Garrett Sheets/Audubon Photography AwardsBobolink at Dunn Ranch Prairie, Lincoln Township, MissouriMore on You Spot the Bobcat Kitten in This Photo?Here’s the World’s First Image of a Rare Albino Giant Panda in the WildWatch: Photographer Captures ‘Best Bear Fight Ever’ in Finnish Forestlast_img read more