A male and female kingfisher make a splash as they fight after a courting ritual went wrong.

According to a photographer who captured pictures of the battle, the female bird had entered into the male's nest uninvited and the pair 'did not click'.

This prompted the male bird to pull her away, which resulted in a fight breaking out.

Bram Oostdijk, 67, took these pictures at a cemetery in Schiedam, the Netherlands.