Walking on Water

Martin Smart

Nanaimo, Canada

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Canon 40D with EF500mm f4 IS lens + 1.4x converter
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Featured in “Just Pure Nature” April 2012
Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” April 2012
Featured in “The Birds” April 2012
Featured in “Wild Nature Photography” April 2012
Featured in “Beautiful BC” May 2012
Featured in “Vibration in Art and Verse – VAVoom!” June 2012
Featured in “Pacific Northwest Photography” January 2013

Editors choice for Bird Photo Of The Week in the
World As We See It, or as we missed it Group April 16th-22nd, 2012

,,,,at least it appears to be, but in fact this Osprey ((Pandion haliaetus)) was just landing to make an unsuccessful attempt to catch a fish from the lake and, within a split second, was gaining momentum to get airborne. Ospreys have vision that is well adapted to detecting fish underwater from the air with their prey first being sighted when the Osprey is 10–40 metres (32–130 ft) above the water. The bird may hover momentarily and then plunges feet first. Obviously timing was slightly off on this occasion!

Photographed at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

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