Osprey in flight
The natural world is full of perfect predators, this one with keen forward looking eyes to spot prey and judge distance; a large hooked beak for tearing flesh; broad powerful wings to cover long distances while searching for food and to lift itself out of the water with pounds of caught prey; a splayed tail to control the dive during the attack. But most impressive are the oversized, muscular feet with needle sharp talons, the main weapon in catching food. All these tools work in perfect unison everyday to survive and reproduce.
Photograph by Tony Rath
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