2016—Blending In

We paddled after this tiny American Pygmy Kingfisher on the lagoon in Costa Rica as it moved from observation post to observation post on the edge of the water.  It dove in a couple of times and emerged fish-less to take up its post on another branch or twig further along.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but when I looked at the surroundings in the second shot, the kingfisher’s colors mimic the yellows, oranges, and whites of the flowers.  I suspect this was just serendipity because this bird dives into the water to get its food and I don’t think camouflage is required for hunting but the bird certainly blends into this background.

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