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Kingfishers courting
Andy Holt

Kingfishers courting (Alcedo atthis)

The male is seen here feeding a fish to the female. This is a significant part of courtship as the female prepares to begin egg laying, she is able to conserve energy while the male hunts and brings food to her.

Photographed with license from Natural England
River side
River Trent, Staffordshire
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Scientific name
Alcedo atthis
Equipment used
Canon 1D MkIV + Canon 300mm f2.8 + 2x
Two amazing shots, but this one really tales the biscuit! Fantastic capture

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