Tips for photographing hawks, eagles, ospreys and other raptors


The howling northeast wind was both haunting and comforting, a familiar reminder that late spring weather along the mid-Atlantic coast could be calming one day and threatening the next. Covering the darkness of night with an envelope of sound, volatile currents were the natural carriers of all life forms, from microbes to birds large and small.

The next day, while the winds were still brisk and the sun’s rays danced on the sparkling surface of the blue water, an osprey showed up with a startling surprise, hitting the lake with a punch.

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