This photograph of an Osprey was taken over Smith Rock State Park, just north of Redmond, Oregon. Smith Rock State Park is considered the birthplace of modern sport climbing. The park contains the first U.S. climb rated 5.14C (Pro level). There are more than 1,800 climbing routes, in “just” 650 acres.

The osprey, sometime called a sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, is a large raptor that is about 24 in/60 cm in length and with a 50–70 in/125–180 cm wingspan. They are the only raptor whos outer toe is reversible, likely to allow for a better grip on slippery fish. They also have scales on their talons and spicules on the underside of their toes to help them grip the fish.

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