National Geographic : 1947 Sep
Eliot Porter from National Audubon Society Prey Clutched in Talons, a Wide-winged Osprey, the Reef's Best Fisherman, Begins Its Nestward Flight Known also as the fish hawk, it frequents both salt- and fresh-water fishing grounds. Scotiting 30 to 100 feet above water, itdive-bombs itstarget. To reduce wind resistance it carries its catch end on, like the belly tank of a plane. The osprey's wingspread may reach six feet.