These amazing pictures showing the movement of a diving kingfisher are the result of a photographer’s two-year wait for the perfect photo.
47-year-old Vince Burton used a slow shutter speed to capture the trail of the bird as it plunged into a pond at up to 25mph (40kmh). The torpedo-like blue kingfisher can be seen hurtling beak-first towards the water as it hunts for fish to feed its young chicks near Norwich in Norfolk.
He said: “I was working with this farmland site for four years. It’s taken me the best part of two years to get this shot.”
“Normally one kingfisher holds the territory for a year and then welcomes a partner in from a neighboring territory. “These images were taken while the kingfishers were raising their brood, which fledged a month later.”
Image courtesy SWNS