Animals

By Jamie Smith


These stunning shots show a kingfisher catching his dinner in crystal clear waters.

Moving as a vivid blue blur, the kingfisher is rewarded with a large fish as photographer Nicolas Reusens, 43, managed to capture the perfect sequence.

Pic by Nicolas Reusens Boden/Caters

The Swedish wildlife photographer, who was visiting Catalonia, Spain when he took the images, said: “Having seen so many kingfisher shots, I wanted to try something different – showing the bird getting in and out of the water in a true pond.

Pic by Nicolas Reusens Boden/Caters

“I love kingfishers and have been shooting them with high speed photography for years and they never cease to amaze me.

Pic by Nicolas Reusens Boden/Caters

“They are brave and fast as a lightning so you better invest in memory cards because you will need to take hundreds of shots until you get something usable.

Pic by Nicolas Reusens Boden/Caters

“Hundreds of shots later I got what I was after, some perfectly tack sharp pictures of the kingfisher.”