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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 9 years ago

Wow! What a shot carlos!

Desmond.E.S.O 9 years ago

Wow! what a capture!

MUSE 10 years ago

wow wow wow ... love it :)

suzmonk 10 years ago

Clever you!

JC_Forester 10 years ago

Wow! That is incredible.

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Superb capture!

great shot

CarlaBrownBrooks 11 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 11 years ago


SarahWhitt 11 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 12 years ago

I love the creativity in attaining this shot. Bravo!

AntónioGinjaGinja 12 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 12 years ago

Gran foto Carlos

AlexKonig 12 years ago

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

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 12 years ago

Increible, Que perfeccion de foto

SusanEllison 12 years ago

sooo cool!

KatCuff 12 years ago

That is fantastic!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 12 years ago

Wow!! Amazing

FoTony 12 years ago

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

DoinaRussu 12 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 12 years ago

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

CarlosRio 12 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 12 years ago

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

hg_williams3 12 years ago

is this real how is a shot like this possible

Atul 12 years ago

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

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