20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Malachite Kingfisher

This is one of the smallest Kingfishers, and is usually seen from afar. Luckily, this bird was truly relaxed and posed for the photo near sunrise, with beautiful light.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Botswana
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Marian Herz