Nature at its best…
And in super slo-mo.
The quick-action birds are plunging into the shallow depths from around 10 metres above the water’s surface in Naarden, in The Netherlands.
They carefully scan the blue water, hovering quietly above, before hitting the water at high speed and grabbing a fish in a split second.
The birds pierced through the water in order to get their beaks around a number of fish, including three-spined Sticklebacks, common rudd and silver bream.
They then flapped their wings to emerge from the water with a number of different fish.
Jeroen Stel, 41, used a camera with a shutter speed of 1/4,000 – meaning he could make the high speed movement of the birds freeze in time.
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