These Fascinating Photos of Ospreys Hunting Is the Most Unique Thing You Will Ever See
Ospreys are large raptors which may have a huge wingspan of 24 inches to 71 inches in length. They are also known as the fish hawk, river hawk, or sea hawk. These massive birds can tolerate a wide variety of habitats but usually prefer nesting near water bodies. Osprey’s can be found on almost every continent except Antarctica. Watching an osprey in action is simply amazing as it looks truly majestic, especially when it soars through the sky and dives right down into the water while catching fish. It takes a highly skilled and experienced photographer to shoot an osprey in action especially when they are flying through the air. The photographer has to be even more creative if he wants to capture a shot of the osprey in the middle of its hunt.
1These incredible pictures of ospreys in the middle of hunting were taken by photographer Chen Chengguang
A Taiwanese photographer named Chen Chengguang was able to capture some of the most artistic photos of these birds in action. It is really mesmerizing to see his series of photographs of ospreys in multiple shot action sequences. Some of the best samples of his work have been given below:
2To create frame-by-frame composite images Chen uses a technique called chronophotography
Through Chen’s incredible photographs, ospreys have been virtually immortalized in a way never seen before. His mastery with the camera lens and his chronophotography skills are truly mind-blowing.
3He cleverly composites several frames into a single image
The photos of ospreys diving towards their prey were captured by Chen in several frames. He then composited them onto a single image and the resulting image prove to be rather spectacular. As you can see, his resulting photos are mesmerizing.
Chen seems to be obsessed with photographing birds and has even said that he wants to showcase them in the best light possible. His Instagram page is also gorgeous and phenomenal.