To be fair, it is unclear from the video whether the bear or her cubs were able to find anything to eat in the nest or not. But the eagles are pretty agitated regardless, repeatedly swooping at the head and face of the mother grizzly. The cubs, you will notice, eye the eagle with concern -- the eagle might even be big enough, or the cubs small enough, to carry one away herself...
But the bear wins the day, whether it gets lunch or not. The mama grizzly and her cubs, having had enough of reenacting Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," retreat back up the mountain.
All in all it is one of the most compelling nature videos we've ever seen because, as the videographer writes, "the picture every photographer wants to get in Alaska is a bear and an eagle...well, we managed to get an entire battle on camera between the two."
Are you Team Bear or Team Eagle?
See the whole riveting video below:
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