Wildlife Photographer Captures Osprey Mating Ritual Despite Breaking Ankle, See Amazing Pics
Not many of us would break an ankle on Friday and by Monday be back in the field taking pictures. But then again, none of us are William Straite, our Wildlife photographer. Look at these amazing photos of the Osprey mating ritual.
William's love of capturing wildlife exceeded a new boundary over the last few days. On Friday while in the field with a friend scouting Eagle's nests, he caught his foot on a tree root and tumbled down a steep incline, breaking his ankle. And I don't mean, sprained or twisted ankle and limping out of the woods. I mean down on the ground awaiting rescue personnel.
He was forced to stay home until an orthopedics visit on Monday, where he would learn the official diagnosis, broken ankle.
It's a stable, non-dislocated fracture and he says ice and elevation for swelling, puts me in this huge Frankenstein Boot, and says weight baring as tolerated....wait did he say I can take photos?
Just two hours after the doctor's visit, William was headed back into the woods. He may not be able to hike into the secluded depths of an eagle's nests, but it's mating season for Osprey, and they build homes anywhere that's convenient.
Osprey are not like Eagles when it comes to nests, Eagles want seclusion. Osprey will build a nest right next to the road and not care about traffic.