Gray-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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This little bird (20 cm in length) lives in dry savanna woodlands, forest edges and often near water. Perches on an open branch and flies down rapidly to snatch up grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, fishes and small lizards.
Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/200 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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  • nikmd
    nikmdabout 5 years ago

    very beautiful!!!lovely capture

  • Thank you Nikmd!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • puffin
    puffinabout 5 years ago

    great catch

  • Thank you Puffin!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • photosecosse /barbara jones
    photosecosse /...about 5 years ago

    The light, and details, are exquisite, fabulous image !

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkabout 5 years ago

    Love the colors of this kingfisher…very different from ours…wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelabout 5 years ago

    very nice one

  • Thanks a lot Paulo!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 5 years ago

    Many thanks “Made By Nature” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Magaret, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    you are welcome Chris, well deserved!

  • lesleys47
    lesleys47over 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture! All your photographs are outstanding.

  • Thank you very much Lesley!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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