The bird at right is an Osprey, the only diving raptor of North America. A few decades ago, the Osprey was on the brink of extinction due to the effects of the pesticide, DDT, on the species reproductive success. Intensive conservation measures, as well as the banning of DDT usage, has resulted in one of the most celebrated success stories in the conservation movement of this country - the reestablishment of the Osprey population.

This series was taken in 2004
on the Eastern end of Long Island, NY