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The male Osprey from Belongil Estuary in Byron Bay returns with a fish to be shared with his partner and their chick. He will eat, starting with the head, and then fly over to the nest to feed his family. Both parents tear pieces off the fish to feed to the chick.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Featured In: The Birds

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australian, bird of prey, fishing hawk, osprey, pandion haliaetus, raptor, wildlife

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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Comments

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    So beautiful, a wonderful image. Thanks for the info too!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Manfred Belau
    Manfred Belauover 4 years ago

    Like the square composition, cool shot. Nice focus (DOF)

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    August 5, 2010

  • Very happy making Teresa, a little different one, proud Dad hogging his catch!

    – byronbackyard

  • mindarella
    mindarellaalmost 4 years ago

    awesome catch, you too :-)

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Janette Rodgers
    Janette Rodgersalmost 4 years ago

    Great catch! Pardon the pun. lol. Cheers Jan

  • Many thanks Janette!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your brilliant feature, great capture.

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

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