Azure kingfisher, a flying gem

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I photographed this sequence last week at Carnarvon gorge National Park Qld, patience and a lucky break. Words are not really necessary, but standing in the creek with camera the bird flew to within 1.5 meters, an experience of a lifetime. This bird hovers with a whirr of wings just like the hummingbird of the Americas, prior to dropping vertically when fishing

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2 thoughts on “Azure kingfisher, a flying gem”

  1. Fabulous! We saw an azure kingfisher at Carnarvon too, a few years ago. I wonder if it is the same, or related to the one in your great photos?

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