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Anna battering fish

By AlanWillis    
Before eating a fish, the kingfisher hits it on a branch.
This makes the fins move close to it's body, enabling the kingfisher to swallow it without it sticking in it's throat.
I have been photographing kingfishers for nearly 10 years, and find this one of the most difficult shots to achieve.
The kingfisher has a third eyelid, which protects it's eye when under water, In the photograph this eyelid protect from bits of fish or branch damaging it's eye.

Tags: Anna Wildlife and nature

Voters: sawsengee, PranavMishra, PhilT2 and 20 more

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sawsengee Plus
14 6 36 Malaysia
24 Apr 2015 12:38PM
splendid timing & capture Smile
24 Apr 2015 3:31PM
Super image
what a super macro shot, great colours and lovely detail stunning capture, brilliant ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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