Animals

By Kirstina Hall


An impressive osprey has caught himself a fresh fish dinner after making a splash in the ocean.

These images showcase wildlife at its finest as the osprey flies into the air with the blue coral reef fish.

PIC FROM Michiel Oversteegen/Caters News

Keen birdwatcher, Michiel Oversteegen, 50, noticed the osprey making a splash while driving alongside Arashi Beach, Aruba, on January 27.

Fortunately he had his camera and captured these pictures which show the bird directly looking at the lens as he flies away from the ocean while firmly gripping the fish.

The commercial engineer who is originally from the Netherlands,  said: “While driving along the shoreline I noticed the Osprey making a splash in the ocean. I quickly parked my car and grabbed my camera.

PIC FROM Michiel Oversteegen/Caters News

“The moment I stepped outside, the osprey flew over and he was still struggling with the non-cooperating fish. Only later I realised this was the first time I saw an osprey with a coral reef fish.

“Aruba is known for its beautiful powder fine white beaches, calm clear water, beautiful sunny weather almost every day and spectacular sunsets. 

“The perfect ingredients for what are Aruba’s main economic source, tourism.

“Consequently, the image many people have of Aruba -either if they visited Aruba or not- are the blue waters, the luxurious shopping centres, fine restaurants and swinging nightlife.

“This was exactly the same image I had when I moved from the Netherlands to Aruba in the mid 90’s.”