All photographs courtesy of Kelly Munday
R. of Illinois discovered this sequence of photos and passed them along to us. All I can say is, Kelly Munday was in the right place at the right time and made the most of it. The sequence is unlikely to be replicated any time soon.
Here's what Kelly had to say--
“We went to the mouth of the Lakelse River (in British Columbia, D.B.) and spotted a pair of swans. I took some photos of them flying overhead. An eagle came out of nowhere and grabbed one swan and tried to take it down,” she writes.
The swan was able to get loose and went back into the water and eventually swam away. It was an amazing thing to witness and photograph. I was just lucky to have my camera ready!”