Pictured: A kingfisher flys out of the water with a fish.
A photographer has captured the remarkable moment diving kingfishers grab unsuspecting fish in their beaks in a series of incredible shots. The quick-action birds are plunging into the shallow depths from around 10 metres above the water's surface in Naarden, in The Netherlands.
They carefully scan the blue water, hovering quietly above, before hitting the water at high speed and grabbing a fish in a split second. The birds pierced through the water in order to get their beaks around a number of fish, including three-spined Sticklebacks, common rudd and silver bream. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.