While this Osprey was flying up and down a channel hunting for food, it was harassed by a group of Black-necked Stilts. The stilts would fly nearly straight up from the mudflats where they were eating to harass the foraging Osprey. The Osprey made several passes over the channel and the stilts flew up to harass him every time.
This image is a composite of 4 different images. I took several dozen images every time the stilts would harass the osprey, and I selected the best pose from each bird in the final composite image. Blending the images was easy because they were all captured in the same lighting conditions against the same background.
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