This photograph of a Pel’s fishing owl was taken by Chris Alberts whose photographs of this elusive bird won the 50/50 VeldFokus competition last year. Chris was photographing the Pel’s when a fork-tailed drongo took exception to the raptor’s presence in his territory.
The drongo repeatedly dive bombed the fishing owl, but according to Chris the bigger bird wasn’t in the least perturbed. “It reminded me of a dog chasing a car,” Chris says. “The drongo seemed satisfied with its efforts, but the fishing owl didn’t seem to notice.” See the sequence below.