18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Toss & Catch

One morning, I was able to capture the moment when the darter does the "toss and catch" of its prey. I shot through thick grass to capture the hunting behavior of this beautiful bird in its natural habitat. This was a triumph for me rather than the bird as I had failed many times earlier in capturing a frame with the fish tossed in mid-air. Somedays you get lucky to capture such memorable photos.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Bengaluru, India
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Saravana Siddhavarapu