Kingfishers underwater catching fish by Ray Cooper (14 images)

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A brightly-coloured kingfisher plunges into a stream in order to capture its prey before emerging triumphant from under the water. Former homicide detective Ray Cooper, 65, waited patiently for hours in order to get the perfect shot of the creature as it hunted small fish in the Scottish town of Kirkcudbright.

The common kingfisher was encouraged to dive into a tank, which had been placed into one of the shallow streams in which the birds hunt. The tank contained its preferred...
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