A Malachite Kingfisher exits the water after having dived in to catch a small crustacean. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa
NOTE: I normally don't do this, and if I do I disclose it like I will now - I cloned out a branch elbow in the top left corner and added some canvas at the top as the framing was odd here. With the difficulty these birds present, I wanted to make this image presentable until I get the "perfect" natural capture.
A male Snowy Owl from last winters irruption who would waddle his way around the field. *SageKorppi and I went looking for them at an airport! It seems as though there is a large movement of Snowys coming south again this year. Hopefully they find food sources quickly and do not have to come so far.
Snowy Owl Syracuse Hancock International Airport, New York Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM