Young Osprey prepares to Launch with its catch

An image of a young osprey has been named the overall winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2016.
Gordon Rae, from Lockerbie, in Dumfries and Galloway, took the photograph at Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, in the Cairngorms.
The photographer gave his picture the title Undercover Osprey because it looked as if the juvenile bird of prey was in stealth mode.
Mr Rae said: “My winning image came by chance one morning when the light was in my favour really early on.
“This juvenile bird returning to the Highlands for the first time was having a real problem lifting clear of the water with such a huge fish and had sat back down to regain his composure.
I had taken images in the past almost like this but never just quite right, so to find this one in the camera, well you can just imagine the smile on my face.”
Source: In pictures: Scottish Nature Photography Awards – BBC News

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