November 10, 2008
An Osprey in Maine struggles to rise from the water's surface with a fish in each claw.
Richard Seeley photographed the bird (Pandion haliaetus)
in Nobleboro, about an hour north of Portland. Richard told us that the fish, called alewives, converge on a fish ladder there by the millions, creating a nonstop feast not only for Osprey but also for Bald Eagles and gulls. He took the photo with a Canon 20D camera and a 100-400mm lens. See another photo of an Osprey. Directions, maps, bird lists, and tips for easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
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