The Dive Sequence

This was inspired by Robert O’Toole ( who was a co-leader on my recent Homer AK. trip.  He showed us a shot from Bosque with sandhill cranes taking off from the crane pools.  I Always thought it was a pretty cool image so when I saw this sequence from Homer I thought I’d try  it.  Once the eagles spot a fish in the water, they often start the dive then quickly turn completely over onto their backs.  It’s visually a very spectacular move, fun to watch.

This is a composite of five images put together in photoshop showing how they turn over in a dive.  I especially like the first pose, cocked and ready to go!

This entry was posted in Birds & Wildlife, Homer Alaska.


  1. Debra Keller November 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    Very cool Mark. Great pp work!

  2. admin November 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Thanks, Deb, all left handed too!!

  3. denise ippolito November 26, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Very nice job with the composite!!!

  4. admin November 26, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Thanks Denise, just keep learning and learning!

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