The one that didn’t get away

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Dur­ing a re­cent visit to the Pi­lanes­berg, I went to the hide at Mankwe Dam to pho­to­graph king­fish­ers. The lit­tle birds de­liv­ered plenty of ac­tion – and them some! It was the first time I’d seen a king­fisher catch its prey, lose it and catch it again mid-air. I was us­ing a Canon EOS 7D Mark II cam­era with a shut­ter speed of 1/6400 sec­ond. Shows how fast a king­fisher moves! NICK MATHIOS, Se­cunda

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