15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Malachite kingfisher on dead branch facing camera

A malachite kingfisher is perched in profile on a dead tree stump in the sunshine, looking at the camera. It has brown eyes, a red beak, a brown, white and blue head, red feet and blue wings. Shot with a Nikon D810 in Chobe National Park in Botswana in April 2016.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Botswana
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Nick Dale