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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The fisher with his trophy

The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the fish eagle, sea hawk and river hawk is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm in length and 180 cm across the wings. Osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey.

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Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Aviemore, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © nicolas reusens