Jabirus fighting over a Saratoga fish

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

While photographing Crocodiles, I noticed a Jabiru with a Saratoga (a prized food item) in its mouth, with a second Jabiru in hot pursuit. A chase ensued over all quadrants of the sky until the pursuer bit the pursued on the kneecap, forcing it to drop the fish (which nearly hit me!).

Corroboree Lagoon, Mary River, Northern Territory

Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon EF 35–350mm at 300mm, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 200

by Col Roberts, Western Australia