flying fish

flying fish

posted on: April 27, 2005

© 2009 Zachary Doob

okay... i know i said that i wouldn't post any osprey photos for a while, but i've had a few on deck that turned out pretty well. instead of posting them consecutively, i'll try to spread them out.

as you can see, bob was right about the way an osprey carries fish. i watched this one leave the nest, fly out to sea, dive into the water, take this fish for a ride, and eat it alive. it makes sense that they turn the fish this way... in fact, i'd be surprised if they didn't. i would imagine that having it turned sideways would really slow him down. this is a 50% crop. i wish i had a longer lens.

check out this photo from houser.