14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Do not play with food...

The image shows a European bee-eater, which after having hunted a bee, hits it several times against the branch to remove the sting and kill it, and then the vole in the air to get better position and to be able to swallow it. Luck is getting to catch the bee's right moment in the air.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: León, Spain
Copyright: © Nicolás Merino