Sven Zacek - The power of wings

Sven Zacek - The power of wings

Large birds can be quite slow while accelerating, but man are they powerful. It is an amazing sight to see an Osprey swooping down to catch fish. Then after soaking in the water for a couple of seconds, using the time to secure its grip on prey, the lift-off can be even more amazing, because all the feathers are wet and the osprey might be carrying a fish which weighs as much as himself. I wish I was that strong, then I could go for hikes lasting weeks and bring all thelenses and food I would ever need.

Location: Finland

Posted on 18.11.2011
Photo info - Autumn 2008: Nikon D3 + Nikkor 300mm F2,8 VR + TC-14EII. F4, 1/25, ISO 400.
Tags: kalakotkas osprey pandion haliaetus sven zacek wings wildlife photography
Sven Zacek - The power of wings

Sven Zacek - The power of wings

Large birds can be quite slow while accelerating, but man are they powerful. It is an amazing sight to see an Osprey swooping down to catch fish. Then after soaking in the water for a couple of seconds, using the time to secure its grip on prey, the lift-off can be even more amazing, because all the feathers are wet and the osprey might be carrying a fish which weighs as much as himself. I wish I was that strong, then I could go for hikes lasting weeks and bring all thelenses and food I would ever need.

Location: Finland

Posted on 18.11.2011
Photo info - Autumn 2008: Nikon D3 + Nikkor 300mm F2,8 VR + TC-14EII. F4, 1/25, ISO 400.
Tags: kalakotkas osprey pandion haliaetus sven zacek wings wildlife photography