Stunning photos of osprey making two-fish catch in Highlands

INCREDIBLE images have been captured of an osprey catching two rainbow trout at a Highland loch.

An osprey catches two rainbow trout at Rothiemurchus. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

The raptor was caught swooping down and grabbing the fish with its powerful talons at Rothiemurchus in Kincraig on Monday.

Ospreys migrate each spring from Africa and nest in tall pine trees around the Aviemore area.

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The bird prepares to fly off after landing the fish. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

The bird of prey was hunted to the point of extinction in the Victorian era, but their migratory habits eventually brought them back to Scotland, with the first successful breeding pair being recorded in 1954.

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The osprey heads for its nest with the catch. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
The bird prepares to fly off after landing the fish. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
The osprey heads for its nest with the catch. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images