13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Osprey Takeoff

An osprey preparing to leave its nest in search of food for her chick. The nest is ideally set on a pole in a channel stream between the Florida mainland a large sandbar island. The pole is virtually inaccessible for most predators, while the channel provides an abundant resource of salt water fish living off of the surrounding mangroves and those using the strong current cause by the narrow passage to migrate to other destinations.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2015
Photo Location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Robert Glovatchi