Kingfishers are known for fishing, but fish is not big on the laughing kookaburras menu. It will sit perched high like a fence post seen here, and wait for prey to move below and then swoop in. With its formidable beak the prey stands little chance of survival. It will catch snakes, geckos, lizards, mice, insects, frogs, and even birds.

It sounds like this:


  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 1100
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s

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