Here above you can see a beautiful photo of a Common Kingfisher with its prey in the beak. Kingfishers are birds with incredible fishing skills that lives in the trees near rivers and lakes.

What makes this picture particularly interesting is the funny face of the poor mosquito fish that seems absolutely dazzled.. look on the right at its stupefied face!







The reason of the surprise in the face of the little prey could be the incredible speed of the attack of the Kingfisher that you can see in the sequence below.To understand the quickness of this manoeuvre keep in mind that a kingfisher can dive from the branch into the water, take the fish and come back on the branch in less than one second!





Comments

7 Response to 'The incredible quickness of the Kingfisher'

  1. anysia
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/here-above-you-can-see-beautiful-photo.html?showComment=1214965320000#c1478600932378534417'> July 2, 2008 at 4:22 AM

    Hi, just a quick question. The photographs: do you know who the original photographer is/was? You by any chance? There is someone on a photography site who is claiming credit for these (and others) that have been proven not to be his, and if he is doing this again, he needs to have it stopped.

     

  2. Jeffrey
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/here-above-you-can-see-beautiful-photo.html?showComment=1234725000000#c4985406976345770158'> February 15, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    WHO EVER POSTED THIS REMOVED THE COPY RIGHT THAT WAS IN PLACE VERTICALLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE! THE REAL ARTIST WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THIS POSTING AND IF IN FACT (I DOUBT IT WAS THE ARTIST BECAUSE THE COPYRIGHT IS ALWAYS THERE) SO IF YOU DIDNT TAKE THIS PIC REMOVE IT OR BE SUBJECT TO 6TIMES THE $ YOU MADE AND 6 TIMES THE $ CHARGED FOR THE SHOT!

     

  3. anysia
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/here-above-you-can-see-beautiful-photo.html?showComment=1234736700000#c5205492863067136086'> February 15, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Jeffrey, I need to know the name of the photographer, so I can pass that information along.

    I take copyright infringement very seriously, and so does the art site, but without artist/photographers' name, we can't make the person who is claiming these are his to take them down.

     

  4. Guido Trombetta
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/here-above-you-can-see-beautiful-photo.html?showComment=1234742820000#c4240641276854419202'> February 16, 2009 at 1:07 AM

    I do not know who's the author of these pictures, I'm sorry about this, because as you can see in the 500 posts of this blog I ALWAYS put the copyright, being a photographer I do take very seriously copyright. I've taken these pictures from this site: "bestpicsaround.com" just as they are... with no info and no copyright, I HAVEN'T removed anything!. I would be very happy to put the correct copyright of the artist if someone tell me his name, and also to put a link to his website (as I always do) and I'm obviously ready to immediately erase this post if the author of the pictures ask me to do so.

     

  5. Sambhav
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/here-above-you-can-see-beautiful-photo.html?showComment=1236175200000#c304565012065046877'> March 4, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Hi Guido, did you find out who the photographer is?

     

  6. ssorcire
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/here-above-you-can-see-beautiful-photo.html?showComment=1298563096145#c5741299507739179372'> February 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    why are you tools worried about if this guy is the photgrapher? he's running a shitty little blog about a cool bird with some pictures that he may or may not have pulled from national geographic or some child's book... big deal????

     

  7. Anysia
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/here-above-you-can-see-beautiful-photo.html?showComment=1298589915442#c839551719713426072'> February 25, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Because, you tool, someone else is posting this as 'his work', and that's theft of someone else's work.