20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Osprey Dives for Salmon

Every year, in September, landlocked salmon instinctively spawn from an Idaho lake to feeder creeks. At the end of their life cycle they turn red and gradually die. Ospreys, gather to feast on the fish as they enter the shallows.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: coeur d'alene, Idaho, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Jim Heywood