The Giant Kingfisher has to be the King of the Kingfishers, with his strong beak he is able to catch and crack open crabs.
The beauty of these tiny little birds is quite astounding
This Pied Kingfisher had a lucky day fishing. A couple of slaps on the branch and then down the hatch.
The Pied Kingfisher flies up really high, hovers whilst scouting for fish and then dives straight into the water. I think it is amazing that they don't get injured in the dive.
Went for a walk in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve and was welcomed by this little friend, a Malachite Kingfisher.
Two Malachite Kingfishers were getting really aggressive with each other, showing off their aggressive poses. Captured this one in his threatening pose, a beautiful bird threatening or not.