March 31, 2012 2 Comments
It is called a Pied Kingfisher, and it is one of the best hunters patrolling the skies.
Watching this ”bird of zen” catch a fish is like nothing I have ever seen before. It’s hunting technique requires patience, precision, and quickness.
In order to escape being dinner, a fish has only milliseconds to evade this diving, swooping, species of bird, and sometimes it does so by as little as 1/50th of a second!
Thanks to the precision filming of BBC Wildlife, you can now watch in slow-motion as the Pied Kingfisher impressively catches itself a late-afternoon snack. Read more of this post