19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Penetrating Eyes

A hungry Osprey scans the waters for fish at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Florida during the annual "Mullet run", a massive migration of the ray-finned fish along the east coast of Florida. This event attracts an array of wildlife, from Ospreys to Pelicans, to the area. The Ospreys usually eye the bigger fish which are there to gobble up the mullet, which have a tendency to leap out of the water in a thrilling spectacle.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Melbourne Beach city, Brevard county., Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Parameswaran Ponnudurai