Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Osprey Carrying a Fish

Osprey Carrying a Fish
 The osprey is a raptor that is found on every continent in the world except for Antarctica. They are commonly called fish hawks however they are not hawks at all. They differ from hawks and other diurnal raptors because their toes are all the same length and their outer toe is reversible, allowing them to have two toes facing forward and two back like owls. Osprey are slightly smaller then eagles and are found in a variety of habitats always near a water source. They almost exclusively eat fish and when in flight turn the fish to face the same way as they are to make them more aerodynamic. 


14 comments:

Gowri Saligram said...

Lovely image. Ospreys are always a delight to watch!

Andrew said...

A stunning image of a beautiful bird..

EG CameraGirl said...

I dream of capturing a shot of an osprey and fish! Nice!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show of an osprey.
Hanne Bente

mick said...

Great photo.

Pat said...

Nice capture of the Osprey with its dinner!

Linda said...

I didn't know that about the osprey. I get to see and photo them often because of our travels on the boat, but have not seen them catching dinner yet! Great shot!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Your critter shots amaze me! Speaking of critters. We rescued the most beautiful homing pigeon from a friend's garage (where cats reign supreme). We've got the numbers on his bands and are one step closer to contacting the owner.

Marko @ Travel Photo Blogging said...

Great sharp shot. I wonder what photo equipment did you use for that shot.

Les fous du cap said...

Beautifule picture ;-)

i stora drag said...

What a beautiful picture of the osprey with the fish!
I also have taken pictures of it with fish, but never so close that you have done here!
Greetings from Pia in Sweden

Dave said...

one of natures finest scenes.... very well captured

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Terrific shot!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great shots of the osprey - I really like the fact that you can see them all over the world - a world wide bird!

Cheers - Stewart M - Autstralia