Photo Of The Day – Meeting Of The Osprey

Title: Meeting Of The Osprey

Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America

Description: I love Osprey. And to have two of them interacting like this while watching them through my lens was a thrill.

The female on the perch had been there for a couple of hours when a second osprey flew overhead, then circled, then landed on top of the first one (tune in tomorrow for those pictures). Hint: you might guess what this piggybacking is for.

Note the talons; osprey can swivel one of their back talons around to the front, as the one on the perch has done. Normally it is three forward and one back.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 150-600mm Sport
ISO: 2000
Focal Length: 600mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/8000
Altitude: 250′

Photograph Copyright 2018 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).
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