Watch this osprey catch a trout in super slo-mo


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Notice near the end, the osprey grips to fish so it is oriented facing forward, for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The first time I saw this IRL, it gave me goosebumps.


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Wow, this video is fantastic.

I had the privilege of seeing an Osprey dive and take a fish out of the water when I was in Oregon on the Rogue River.
That is something else to see.


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That is no small fish either.


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They fly lazy, overlapping circles over water as they drift. When they spot the quick-silver flash of a fish in the water, they fold their wings and just drop onto their prey. There are tons of 'em all over the place, here.


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Sweet. It’s not every day you get to hear Ewan McGregor speak with out affecting some not-Scottish accent.


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Ah, the majesty of nature:

http://bennyhillthis.com/?v=yQOVcP67zFM


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If there are fish rising they often make several abortive passes as they try to time it/get a fish that takes a little to long at the surface. Once I was fly fishing a hole for a while when an osprey showed up. We were chasing the same fish for about half an hour when the Osprey finally commited to a dive and flew off with the trout not twenty feet away from me. I’ve never been so happy to lose a fish to someone before.


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