The Dazzling Hunter

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
11643856/1000000 sec. / ISO 1000
State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Okavango River, Botswana
Description

Carmine bee eaters are some of the most decadently colored birds in the world. The are superb hunters spotting flying insects including bees, grasshoppers and locusts before dive bombing their prey from a perch. It seems impossible that they can snatch insects out of the air in mid flight but they do! Standing from my vantage point on the bank of the Okavango River in Botswana they made for a difficult subject to photograph. Their flight trajectory was erratic and impossible to predict until I began to focus on those birds that were banking in the air before grabbing their prey.

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Date Added
April 11, 2018
Date Taken
January 3, 2018

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