AN INCREDIBLE picture reveals the second an osprey swoops down to gather its breakfast with out breaking stride.
Richard Mullen captured the hanging scenes as they unfolded final Saturday while staked out in Aviemore, Highlands.
The newbie photographer sat intently in a disguise for over 4 hours and waited for the appropriate second to seize the osprey in motion.
The 48-year-old’s picture reveals the osprey hovering simply toes above the water with the chicken’s wings caught in mid-flight.
The chicken of prey prepares to fly off having swooped down and snatched the helpless trout with its talons avoiding the necessity to cease on the water.
The osprey’s beady yellow eyes look like wanting instantly on the lens, permitting for a full view proper down the razor sharp beak of the chicken.
Small droplets of water bounce again onto the floor of the waterbed that the trout as soon as fortunately swam in.
Richard shared his picture to social media on Saturday writing: “Regardless of the hustle and bustle of Aviemore, the ospreys nonetheless discover a nook to seek out breakfast.
“Because the world passes by this male is ready to come into the city centre, fish and go, no questions requested.”
His publish acquired over 150 likes with dozens of individuals fast to heap reward on Richard for his dynamic picture.
Darren Dawson mentioned: “Nice shot, Richard.”
George Mackay joked: “Straight from Tesco’s fridge, nice shot.”
Helen Sampson added: “Sensible picture.”
Greig Morrison replied: “Cracking shot.”
Lynda Knox commented: “What an incredible seize.”
Talking immediately Richard mentioned: “I’m an newbie photographer and wildlife lover since lockdown.
“I’ve acquired associates in Aviemore who know of a spot that ospreys go to ceaselessly because it’s a small pond with a number of fish.
“They’ve turned it right into a disguise and I spent a while there from 4am one morning.
“I used to be within the disguise for 4 hours [capturing that shot] however you may sit there and see nothing [on other occasions].”
The wingspan of an osprey will fluctuate primarily based on the intercourse with males having a wingspan measuring 5 toes.
Their feminine counterparts may have a bigger wingspan, measuring as much as a whopping seven toes throughout.