Cameraman Lindsay McCrae captured for the first time super slow motion footage of an osprey fishing in Scotland‘s highlands. At 800 frames a second, the detailed footage shows that catching the fish is only half the battle. The osprey then has the battle of getting up out of the water and fly away.
It took McCrae a solid week of patience and dedication to film these incredible shots. Precise prediction was required to train the camera on the exact area where the bird of prey would hit the water.
More on the BBC’s Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart, narrated by Ewan McGregor, can be found here.