Osprey Hunting

Of all the birds and wildlife I see every day, I am always breathless when I watch the Osprey hunting for fish. They are truly spectacular birds. With their expansive wings, they hover when they see a fish, then tuck them in and dive right underwater from great heights. Somehow they effortlessly go from complete submersion to high flight in a matter of moments, shaking the water off their wings mid-flight upon ascent. I have tried to capture the spectacle but feel my photos do not do justice to what is witnessed by the eye.

Hunting
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Hovering
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Keeping an eye on the fish
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Beginning the descent
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The plunge
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A closer look
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Hunting again
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4 thoughts on “Osprey Hunting

  1. That was an amazing series of photos. I had thought that only the legs of the osprey were going underwater for the catch. I didn’t realize that it could submerge its whole body and then jet right out again.

    • Yes, they are pretty spectacular. They also spend a couple of seconds underwater. I can’t imagine the strength it would take to do that. I wish I could get a photo of one shaking its wings off mid-flight as well.

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