This week’s photo, taken August 31, 2015 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features an OSPREY transporting a fish the most efficient way – aerodynamically.
When an OSPREY catches a fish, soon after it takes flight again, it repositions its catch to cut down on drag. That’s a smart way to conserve energy, and it’s an especially important strategy for Osprey. Since they often catch good-sized fish, when they aim the head of the fish forward, they can fly faster and arrive on time for dinner, which is paramount since they are bringing the main course.
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