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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eye to Eye

Taken in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. We stopped at a seasonal flood pool when I saw a pied kingfisher iconically dive to grab a fish. It resurfaced with this one and landed on a rocky outcrop, where it began to eat its oversized meal. This photo embodies the circle of life; The symmetry of the fish’ face to the kingfisher’s face conveys the continuality of nature’s course.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Amboseli, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Noah Rothstein