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Nominees Photography Awards 2012

RAJENDRA DHAGE – ‘Magnificent Angler’

‘Magnificent Angler’ As though posing for the photographer, this Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis adjusts its well?earned meal in its beak before swallowing it headfirst. Photographed at a river bank in picturesque Wai near Mahabaleshwar, the future of this bird is totally linked to the existence of wetlands and water courses across India. Also called the Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher, this flying jewel is found across Eurasia and North Africa, where, apart from fish, which constitutes roughly 60 per cent of its diet, it will sometimes take aquatic insects and crustaceans.
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