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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:arizona, ashurst lake, bird, blue, calm, catching, fishing, flying, lake, landing, osprey, still
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Dimensions7500 x 5000
Original file size20.6 MB
Image typeJPEG
Osprey-15 Splashdown

Osprey-15 Splashdown

The Osprey-15 bird-capsule after re-entering the atmosphere from such a great height does a controlled fall into an ocean or other large body of water. The properties of water cushion the spacecraft enough that there is no need for a braking rocket to slow the final descent, as with other bird races which choose to descend on land.