A more apt title for this photograph may be "Osprey One, you are cleared for landing"! This is one of my favorite Osprey photographs, taken quite a few years ago. The Osprey is a very powerful and athletic bird, with a large wingspan. I was fortunate to catch this photo at just the right time. The shutter speed of 1/640 second stopped most of the movement. I found the use of extended talons (landing gear!) as a landing aid to be quite amazing.