13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

I followed this kingfisher more than six months to understand its behavior. From all birds, the common kingfisher has always been my favorite. I can't stop taking pictures of this little one. I had to wait for about 2 weeks to be able to capture this shot at the right moment. While I was waiting this particular one brought me a special visitor... a huge king cobra ... which made me be astonished for a moment, we both looked in each others eyes... the cobra left without giving me the chance to capture it so i could focus back on this little one.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: coimbatore, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © karthikeyan shanmugasundaram