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Kingfisher strike

Duration: 02:15

Continuous topside and underwater filming captures the entire action sequence as a kingfisher dives underwater for prey. Its supreme ability to take flight after complete submergence is clearly demonstrated by the slow motion technique.

Available since: Tue 11 May 2010


John James
Camera Operator
Charlie Hamilton-James
Philippa Forrester
Charlie Hamilton-James

This clip is from

Natural World 2002-2003, My Halcyon River

3/17 A portrait of a British river, chronicling the the wildlife that lives in and around it.

First broadcast: 24 Nov 2002

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