Monday, December 15, 2008

Kick Boxing: Take Two




Partially screened by branches, the fighting gobblers demonstrate their fine style of combat.

I had previously observed brief scuffles between gobblers but never had I been treated to a show such as this. The fighting between these two gobblers continued for eight minutes. If it had not been for stopping the action with photographs I would not have been aware of what an important part the legs played as impact weapons.

9 comments:

Shellmo said...

do you think they were fighting over food or women? LOL! Great shot!

gina said...

fantastic shot!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Shellmo - probably over woman. Food is not worth fighting for. LOL!!

Coy - another great picture. You should see Ostriches fight during the mating season!! They tear each other open with that long toe of theirs!!

Meggie said...

Not only do I enjoy viewing your wonderful photos, Salty, I always enjoy learning a thing or two about wildlife and nature from your blog. Thanks!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a wonderful photo op for you! Thank you for sharing it .. I have never seen a display like this. The spurs on their legs are quite fearsome looking!

Have a wonderful holiday ... I am taking a little break until the end of the month.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Those will be photos you will treasure for a long time.

Tommy V said...

Great turkey fight shots. Still one wild animal I have not got to photograph yet.

The Whispering Poppies said...

What an excellent capture! Love the variegated feathers!

cityding said...

Wow, marvellous!!