Just by pausing and taking in your surroundings, you can notice some amazing activity...especially when it comes to Mother Nature. I was taking a stroll on the beach on Sanibel yesterday afternoon when I noticed an osprey flying over the Gulf of Mexico with something in its talons, presumably a fish. Although it was a good distance away (at least 60 yards), I figured I'd look through my telephoto lens and confirm what it was, and maybe even get a picture. As I was zooming in, my friend exclaimed "It dropped it!" (referring to the osprey releasing the fish) and simultaneously another bird appeared in my viewfinder. If there's one species I can spot a mile away, it's a bald eagle -- and that's what it was! Bald eagles have a reputation for being aggressive and taking meals away from other birds of prey right in mid-flight. That's what was happening! The eagle was unsuccessful…but, get this: after a very brief in-flight skirmish, the eagle took off --- and the osprey chased it! Unbelievable! It was such a neat experience to see unfold right before our eyes. And, no one else on the beach was aware of the wildlife turmoil going on. Although this isn't the best of photos, I was thrilled that I happened to capture the eagle's aggressive posture before it fled the scene. Hope everyone in the blogosphere has been doing well!