Barred Owl by larryhokie
When osprey fish, they soar above the water until they spot their prey. Then they dive talons-first into the water, often submerging themselves completely.
After making a catch, osprey will adjust their grasp on the fish so that it faces forward. This aligns the fish with their direction of movement to make flying away more efficient.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
December 2013, Connecticut
Sleeping Fox. New 35mm print on Society6
This fella was on the ground - I almost stepped on him. He was freshly eclosed, and still sluggish and a little soggy from his chrysalis.
38 years old. Almost recovered. (so close to being a functional adult)
Roberto M. Mantovani, A Javanese owl, 1973