A ‘dominant male’ osprey flew towards a camera lens – carrying the first catch of the day.
The bird of prey was snapped around 5.30am by amateur wildlife photographer Keith Cochrane, 55.
Dad-of-two Keith was on holiday at a hide in Aviemore, in the Highlands, when he saw the male bird swoop down and catch the trout.
It then flew directly towards him.
Retired roofer Keith, from Morpeth, Northumberland, said: “There’s a few nests in that area around the fish.
“It is just a case of sitting and waiting for quite a long while.
“The dominant male fishes first and then the others go out to catch the fish.
“The male will always eat the head of the fish before he brings it back to the nest, he will hide in a tree and eat it then take it into the nest.
“Then the female tears it up.
“The male does the fishing and the female will stay in the nest.
“In August the young ones will be learning to fly, then they will go back to Africa.
“In April, they will come back here.
“It’s absolutely amazing.”