Photographing the Kingfisher in Paradise

There aren’t many birds that anyone would recognize at a glance. Many groups of birds are so inconspicuous, the differences between species so subtle, and their behaviors so mysterious that even nature lovers struggle to identify them. Kingfishers are different. As soon as you learn what a kingfisher looks like, you will always be able to recognize this beautifully-colored bird waiting at the water’s edge. But in the jungles around the equator, even the kingfisher has adapted in some surprising ways. Meet the Paradise Kingfisher.