Ospreys generally hunt by diving to the water’s surface from 30 to 100 feet up. They have ground-gripping pads on their feet, helping them to take fish out of the water with their curved claws and take them a long distance. During the flight, ospreys will orient the fish headfirst to lighten wind resistance.
Taiwanese photographer Chen Chengguang (aka Joinus12345) is known for his astonishing bird photography. His Instagram page features amazing images of various birds in action. Each one of his works is unique, but some of them are impressive, specifically his chronophotographs of ospreys in full hunting mode.
The origins of chronophotography can be traced back to the Victorian era in the mid-19th century. This technique aims to capture multiple stages of movements, and each frame is then placed in one frame to show movement. It’s the antecedent of animation and cinematography and was initially intended to be used by scientists to inspect objects in motion.
Osprey have curved claws and pads on their feet that are perfect for catching fish