Sharing moments in time…

Osprey Catches Fish


I took these photos a couple of weeks ago at Lake Murray – a small community park near San Diego.  I had gotten a couple of nice perched shots on the top of a telephone pole and was almost ready to leave when the Osprey suddenly dove for the water.  I was able to get the camera up and take a complete sequence of the Osprey getting its prey.  I have only attached two photos but you’ll get the idea.

Catch!!

The whole thing only took a second or two and it was amazing to watch.  The second photo is equally as amazing as the Osprey carried away a fish almost as large as he was.   A gull later tried to take the fish away from the Osprey in flight but did not succeed.

Flying home for breakfast

14 responses

  1. Great shots…thanks for sharing !

    February 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

  2. Rob

    WOW. This may be a case of right place right time, but it takes a good photographer to be ready when that time comes. Good work!

    February 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

    • Thanks Rob! I appreciate it – every once in a while a plan comes together….

      February 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

  3. Amazing! what a joy to be able to shoot something like this!

    February 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

    • Thanks Joanna – It made it a great morning.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  4. How amazing it must have been to watch that. And you captured it so well.

    February 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    • Thanks Colline – fun to watch….and catch

      February 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  5. What a great catch!

    February 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    • Thanks Jennifer – not as dramatic as a beagle catching a pancake but i try my best…..:-) (I really like your video – I’ll show it to my dogs)

      February 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  6. awesome awesome! nat geo nat geo!

    February 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  7. you’re so lucky to get that shot!! amazing photo 🙂

    February 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    • Thank you. It was definitely one of those right place and time things….

      March 3, 2012 at 8:28 am

  8. dianne - life as i see it

    wonderful images, truely a delight to see.. ; )

    February 28, 2012 at 4:25 am

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