Blue Cypress Lake is osprey heaven. Located in central Florida, this 6,500-acre lake hosts more than 220 nesting pairs of osprey, as counted by Audubon last year. These nests couldn’t be more picturesque, situated as they are in giant cypress trees festooned with hanging moss, rising out of the water. Some of the nests are low enough to be almost eye level. I visited this magical place in mid-February earlier in 2016, and spent two two-hour sessions out on the water, once in early morning and once at the end of the day.
Soaring Osprey are birds that many wildlife photographers long to capture on camera. Melissa Groo heads to Blue Cypress Lake, Florida, a hotspot for these glorious birds, offering her advice on how, when and where to photograph them