If you don’t live in an area with Osprey it’s almost impossible to describe how they dive for fish.
It’s a head down, full speed, controlled crash. At the last second they drop their talons down and grab an unsuspecting fish.
I photographed this acrobatic Osprey casually flying along the edge of the Connecticut river and then suddenly fold back it’s wings to quickly shift into the controlled dive they are famous for.
Don’t look away or you can miss everything.
No fish on this try. Instead he snatched a branch for some nest repairs.