The cliffs at Baringo are a fantastic area for birds -especially at first light. A pair of Lanner Falcons were nesting at one end of the cliffs and this massive female Verreaux's Eagle drifted into their airspace. The female Lanner took to the air and quickly gained height then she flapped twice twisted onto her side then plunged in a deep stoop striking the circling eagle on the back of the head. The female eagle got a sore one and as the Lanner approached again she flipped upside down and clearly indicated there would be no second chance! Lanner Falcons are powerful agile predators of birds and are about the size of Peregrine. Verreaux's Eagle is a large powerful hunter of mammals and large birds -mainly favouring hyrax (Dassies) but also taking Guineafowl, Francolin, Kilspringers and other small antelope. Image taken at the Baringo Cliffs, Lake Baringo, Kenya.