Just a single shot this time.
I’m often blown away by the ability of some species to swallow huge prey whole when I have trouble gulping down anything much larger than an aspirin without chewing it first.
1/1600, f/6.3, ISO 500, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc
A few months ago I watched and photographed this Pied-billed Grebe for 13 minutes as it tried to get this fish down its gullet. Other grebes attempting to steal the prize didn’t make the process an easy one but eventually the bird was successful. It’s not readily apparent in this shot but the fish was much wider than the head of the grebe.
I could hardly believe what I saw…