A live camera overlooking an osprey nest on Hog Island, Maine in the US captured an utterly astounding moment.
The live feed was set up in the spring by Explore.org to watch the nest of ospreys named Rachel and Steve, along with their eggs.
The video shows the three chicks in their nest as the eagle swoops in and attacks with frightening speed.
Just before the eagle strikes, you can see one chick dive for cover as its brave sibling tries in vain to defend the nest before it is unceremoniously snatched up by the eagle. The third chick seems to give up all hope as it ducks its head, but somehow it escapes the attack.