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Steamboat Springs, CO, United States
Ospreys: fiercely active fishing raptors. Living exclusively on a diet of fishes, they hardly miss out on catching one. On the day when I took this picture, it was amazing to see how the anglers were waiting patiently to catch the trouts, while a couple ospreys were in a feeding frenzy. Successfully grabbing a fish now and then out of the water, while people still waited to get one in their hooks. I was lucky, to snap a series of photos of this osprey with the rainbow trout held in its talons.
Category 6: Birds in Flight
Osprey with prey
Nice. It is interesting how osprey hold their fish streamlined so it does not act like a keel and steer it elsewhere. They are able to carry some big fish.
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