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Kingfisher - Guarda-rios

Alcedo atthis


Estuário do rio Cávado - Fão - Portugal


This photo was taken from the wild. I used an aquarium, where I put fish and hoped that this female was hunting.

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26 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

Wow! What a shot carlos!

Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

Wow! what a capture!

MUSE 5 years ago

wow wow wow ... love it :)

suzmonk 5 years ago

Clever you!

JC_Forester 5 years ago

Wow! That is incredible.

YukoChartraw 5 years ago

Superb capture!

great shot

CarlaBrownBrooks 6 years ago

Amazing photo! I have seen a Kingfisher skimming along the water and diving in to capture a fish! Wonderful to see it from this view!

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago


SarahWhitt 6 years ago

I am in total AWE!!
Truly a captivating shot! Never seen anything like this before!
PERFECT capture!
I vote for this to be photo of the day/week/year! I love this!! :)

Aaron_G 6 years ago

I love the creativity in attaining this shot. Bravo!

AntónioGinjaGinja 6 years ago

Fantastic shoots Carlos,fantastic tecnic:)great spot page,welcome to project noah,i've been out for a couple of days,i saw you put the spottes and i could enter the site,to give you my complements:)thanks for join the portuguese mission,obrigado
any questions you can ask me or any body,everyone is fantastic and very kind

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Gran foto Carlos

AlexKonig 6 years ago

how long have you waited, some prof. photograps wait a lifetime for such a shot. amazing

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

Increible, Que perfeccion de foto

SusanEllison 6 years ago

sooo cool!

KatCuff 6 years ago

That is fantastic!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 6 years ago

Wow!! Amazing

FoTony 6 years ago

What a very good idea! Beautiful picture, I love how you see the air bubble all around the bird. Magnificent!!!

DoinaRussu 6 years ago

Great photo,I do not believe it!... is the first time when I see as a king fisher can be photographed in an aquarium!:)
you can give more details about this, please? you have pictures with the aquarium?

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 6 years ago

Interesting and great shots then! Well done! If you could, just add that info to the notes section.

CarlosRio 6 years ago

This photo was taken from the wild. I used an aquarium, where I put fish and hoped that this female was hunting.

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 6 years ago

Hi Carlos, was this taken at a zoo? It looks to be shot through glass

hg_williams3 6 years ago

is this real how is a shot like this possible

Atul 6 years ago

Super shot how did u manage to get this one Carlos!!


Lat: 41.52, Long: -8.78

Spotted on Jan 19, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012

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