Decided to venture out myself, as it had been awhile since I trekked the wilderness alone. Nature was revealing herself and the domain was Osprey; giving sight through the illusions. What keen vision, hovering above the waters they can see and wait before pouncing in the waters for their next meal. Knowing once he hits that water it will take great effort to lift up again. They also have special valves that keep water out of their nostrils when they dive for fish. Their feet are specially adapted for holding on to slippery fish. They have spiny footpads called spicules, long, sharp claws, and a toe that can be turned backward to keep fish from escaping. Eagles have these too. It was an honor to witness and capture on film.
Combined with the observation of this Osprey feasting left me holding my breath with each press of the shutter. It’s then I realize this bird was flying right over my head and very tolerant of my presence. Hot tears streamed my face yet again. Powerful wing spread and majestic in flight. Osprey is different than other hawks in important respects. No other member of the hawk family leaves its natural element of the air (Consciousness) to enter the element of water (the Unconscious). Even fish eagles like the Bald Eagle do not enter the water, but clasp their fishy prey with their claws as they skim along the surface of the water.
Yes it’s an honor to share with you all my latest encounter