This osprey had just left the water when the rising sun touched him with living gold.
ospreys of Jordan LakeCategory
The osprey has come to a hover while deciding whether or not to dive into the river for a fish. Always takes my breath away to see a bird this large have the strength and agility to stall in its flight – and then tip over into a swift dive or level out and continue the hunt.
In response to a question being asked about the first osprey photo: it took the male osprey 7 seconds from striking the water to clearing the water with the large bass. Here is part of the struggle between as yet unseen fish and hungry osprey.
osprey and bass
the osprey probably weighs about 1.5 to 2 pounds more than the bass – amazing bird
Still wet from a dive that missed the fish, the osprey is hunting again.