Sunday, 31 October 2010


One of the highlights of my recent trip to Cyprus was a close encounter with a migrating Osprey at Acna Dam. I had previously not seen one let alone photographed one so was very pleased when I saw the above bird hunting over the dam. I saw the bird on separate days and twice saw it dive and pluck a fish from the Dam. In the bottom photo if you look closely you will the bird clutching a fish that had just been plucked from the Dam. I was slightly unlucky that each time the Osprey hunted and dived for a fish it did so no more than thirty feet from where I had been standing 5 minutes earlier. I cannot complain too much however as at times this Osprey was no more than thirty feet above me and it was a pleasurable experience being so close to this hunting bird.


  1. Great shots, Anthony! Congratulations!

  2. Its not luck Anthony, it hard work, you have to be there in the first place - well done, nice shots.