A female Osprey returns to her nest with a freshly caught perch in her talons. If there is one thing these fabulous hawks are known for more than anything it is their extraordinary fishing ability. If needed, they will dive into the water, entirely submerging themselves.
Helping them snag and carry their prey is a reversible outer toe. This also allows them to easily carry their catch parallel to their direction of flight helping to limit wind resistance. If you view this image full screen, you can actually see that is how this Osprey is carrying the fish. Taken in Longmont, Colorado.