A colourful juvenile Kingfisher (Alcedo Althis) perches on a branch in a classic portrait of this beautiful bird. Kingfishers live in both woodland and wetland habitats. Kingfishers that live near water hunt small fish by diving but they also eat crayfish, frogs, and insects.
They are able to see well both in air and under water while swimming. Their eyes have intelligently evolved an egg-shaped lens that are able to focus in the two different environments of land and water.
Photography by Paulo Lopes.