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Baby Makes Good
21-SEP-2009 Carl Erland

Baby Makes Good

Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park

We've been watching this young osprey for a few days and the young one has defiantly improved its fishing techniques, it once again snagged a good sized fish. Osprey facts: Locating their prey from the air, ospreys will sometimes dive more than 100 feet, pulling up at the last moment before plunging feet-first into the water to capture a fish. Sometimes going completely underwater, the osprey has unique nostrils that close to keep out water. Their heavily muscled legs, powerful wings, and strong feet allow them to catch and fly off with fish up to three feet below the surface of the water.

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Lise De Serres19-Dec-2009 02:54
Great action shot... not easy to captured. Congratulations!!
Stephanie22-Sep-2009 12:20
Awesome capture! V.