Osprey with fish by Larry  Grayam

An Osprey (Pandion halieatus) with it’s freshly caught dinner returns to its nest, located, on a dock in the Indian River, alongside US1 in Valkaria Florida USA. The Osprey are noted for carrying their fish head first to reduce wind resistance while flying. Osprey nests are typically located near waterways allowing easy access to a food supply.

Nikon D2H 300mm lens 1/350sec F8 EI200

“Osprey with fish” was featured in A Vision Of Flight Photography 10/16/10
“Osprey with fish” was featured in HOSTING TUTORIAL CLASS 5/14/10

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  • webbie
    webbieabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Capture Larry :)

  • Thanks webbie

    – Larry Grayam

  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...about 5 years ago

    Larry i remember you telling me about this shot. I think you had taken your wife shopping and you had wandered off photographing. Thats what my memory tell me anyhow lol.

    Pretty memorable shot this one mate, not one you get every day. The birds can’t bring that many fish per day plus you have to catch the shot just right. No wonder you were so excited by it.

  • Your right Andrew this is the shot we talked about.

    – Larry Grayam

  • Ann  Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful Larry

  • Birds

    – Larry Grayam

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful action shot Larry, excellent.

  • Thanks Rosalie I got lucky.

    – Larry Grayam

  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckialmost 5 years ago

    well caught Larry, you had to be quick, top shot.

  • Thanks Alex Osprey make for great photos

    – Larry Grayam

  • Genesphotos
    Genesphotosalmost 5 years ago

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Janice

    – Larry Grayam

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Great shot – please consider adding this to our current challenge (and don’t forget to add it to the group as well)

  • Thanks for the heads up, it’s in there.

    – Larry Grayam

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Congratulations, this picture has been voted in a top-ten place in the "’*Hunting ospreys*’":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/a-vision-of-fli..., and being actually one of the top five runner-ups, it will also be featured on the "group overview page":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/a-vision-of-flight

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot!

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