18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Osprey - Young female - So Prertty

This young female Osprey was learning to fly. She was doing loops taking off and circling back to the nest. I have photographed many Osprey over the years, but this female chick was very pretty, amazing colors, soft feathers and sticking features. Ospreys tend to look mean, but not this beauty.

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Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Jo-Anne Oucharek