21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Osprey onguard

An osprey was on top of a poll protecting its nest in the Chesapeake Bay. When I approached the osprey in a kayak, the bird focused directly on me and its muscles started to tense. I got the message, took my shot and moved back.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Havon Harbor, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Joseph Bailey