On a recent outing along the Colorado River, wildlife photographer Richard Spitzer witnessed the power and beauty of raptors in a way that few ever will. In the series of photos below, Spitzer captures golden eagles, a bald eagle, and a number of magpies in a heated competition for a seat at nature’s dinner table. Warning: While the following photos showcase the agility and magnificence of some of Colorado’s largest raptors, they do depict graphic content.
All photos by © Richard Spitzer. Spitzer is a local photographer who wrote and published “Focus on Photography: A Simple Guide to Better Pictures” and authored a book titled “Colorado Mountain Passes: The State’s Most Accessible High Country Roadways.”