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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Female Belted Kingsfisher

Belted Kingfishers are extremely skittish and difficukt to approach. As a consequence, getting a clean shot is super challenging and I've been going at it for a while. It finally did during a magic sunrise session on Pender Island. Spent about 2 hours hanging out with 3 Belted Kingfishers and got some clean shots.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Canada
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Michael Aagaard