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osprey


osprey, originally uploaded by hep.

this last weekend yuriy and i went camping with a bunch of our friends. i took some pictures of animals. as i am still being punished for daring to go out of town with endless 6am-midnight shifts, here are a couple of my favorites before i turn back into a work pumpkin.

there was an osprey:


he was hovering over the river looking for fish


eventually he dived:


and he caught a fish:


and he flew around:


and around:


and scared a duck:


and there was a seal in the river:


srsly, apparently seals go in rivers:


the end.

Yeaaaaaaah predatory birds! Love these. And I never knew seals went in rivers!
omg i love hunting birds too! and i never knew either! in fact, at first we didn't believe it was a seal until someone drove back up the river and internetted that seals can in fact go in rivers. it was lol!
I love how precise your focus is -- whatever you're focused on just seems to pop from the photo, almost like it's been 'shopped in against a slightly duller background. Beautiful.
Wow. I can't imagine ever getting a photo this good. The diving one is my favorite!
Yes Mr. Osprey that's a lovely fish you have there, now quit showing it off.