An owl and hawk became entangled in a mid-air fight in Skagit County -- and the encounter was captured on camera. 

Photographer Thomas Patrick Tully said a short-eared owl and northern harrier hawk got into a territorial dispute in the sky. 

Tully said the birds of prey share similar hunting techniques and appetites, and such view each other as competition. 

Owl and hawk fight
Thomas Patrick Tully

The birds took turns striking each other with their wings and talons, but Tully said it appears the owl and hawk finished their fight relatively unscathed. 

Owl and hawk have mid-air fight in Skagit County
Thomas Patrick Tully

The fight played out over a popular bird-watching destination in Washington's Skagit County. 

Owl and hawk fight
Thomas Patrick Tully

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