By Jamie Smith
This quick little creature made a lunge for its lunch and came out with a meal fit for a Kingfisher.
The perfectly-timed action shot was snapped by 56-year-old wildlife photographer Mike Dunlevy at the River Tern, near Market Drayton, Shropshire on a frosty day last month.
Mike, who runs wildlife photography workshops, said he was left feeling as satisfied as the little bird that she had made her catch.
He said: “The perched female kingfisher spotted her prey, a small tench, and dived through the area cleared in the ice only to return to another perch with her lunch.
“I felt happy. Half of the kingfisher population die during their first winter, and helping them catch some fish keeps them alive.”