Up, up, and away!
Osprey Emerges From Surf Carrying Fish, Makes Vertical Takeoff

Captured by wildlife photographer Mark Smith, this is a video of an osprey exiting the ocean carrying a barracuda and flapping its ways back into the sky, having emerged from the sea victorious. I can’t even imagine how much energy is required to get airborne again after leaving the water from a dead stop, but there’s no doubt in my mind if I were an osprey I would have drowned the first time I ever went fishing. Shoot, I’m not an osprey and still almost did.