Subharghya Das

 

Osprey © Subharghya Das

Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)

 

 

Image details
1/1600 sec, f/9; E/V -1/3; ISO 400
Canon 40D, Canon 300mm f2.8 IS plus 2xTC
Location: Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan 
Date: 13 February 2008

Shoot details
In a chilly winter morning an Osprey is taking off from the top of a dry tree in Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan India.

Species details
Ospreys are the ultimate fish hunters and visit India in large numbers during our winter. This large (56cm) eagle-like raptor can be found near coasts, rivers, lakes waiting patiently for its prey. The Osprey's hunting dive is an avian spectacle.

A Birds of India presentation

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