By Amanda Stringfellow @amanda_l_s
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Watched by his parents, the mischievous fish eagle chased away an adult bushbuck with a display of aggression.
The gutsy bird was then confronted by the deer’s calf and the pair had a tense stand off.
The curious deer stretched its nose towards the eagle before it turned and fled from the winged-menace.
Photographer Jan van Wky, 52, watched the fish eagle as it spent eight days terrorising the local wildlife, near Lake Panic.
Jan said: “He quickly chased the one adult bushbuck away, but the inquisitive calf had the guts to step in.
“The adrenalin was pumping and I knew this must be a once in a lifetime sighting.
“As the bushbuck approached, the young eagle began pruning himself in an apparent show of intimidation.
“The two were now locked, attempting to stare each other down and the Bushbuck was not backing down.
“Suddenly the fish eagle, in an effort to make itself look larger, opened its enormous wings - quickly chasing off the curious buck.
“I was just hoping that I got all on camera, I don’t think that this behaviour has ever been recorded before.”