A Sable (Martes zibellina) scouts amongst the broken ice shards on the frozen Baikal lake just after sunrise. Once it was hunted for it's highly valued fur, which remains a luxury good to this day. Russian tsars also presented the nobility of Europe and the East with it, but salaries and debts were also paid in sable skins.
Kingfisher coming to land after a successful dive / Jégmadár tér vissza zsákmányával egy sikeres merülés után.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) finishing off an apple.
Even the fastest of them all can take a rest. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) yawning on a branch after some extensive buzzing about. Laguna Lagarto, Costa Rica, 2010.
Jay in the wind
Delivering food for the chicks is a demanding task. A picture from this summer.
A Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) was cunning enough to grab hold of a fish put out originally for White-tailed eagles in front of our hide. It was hard work for the furry one but after some hard work he managed to leave with a great portion of the fish. Bon apetit! Hortobágy National Park Hungary, 2009.
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) looking each other eye to eye. Pusztaszer, Hungary, 2010
White-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) fighting over prey on the snow covered Hortobágy.
It's all about timing and skillfull adjustment of the prey when one is a moment away from having a great snack... Great egret (Egretta alba) picking a fish for the next afternoon snack. Pusztaszer, Hungary, 2010
Bee eaters (Merops apiaster) landing and posing.
Portrait of a White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) shot from a hide in Hortobagy National Park, Hungary. The color of the beak indicates the age of the bird: an elderly one in this case. Luckily their number is increasing in Hungary. Hortobágy National Park Hungary, 2009.
Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) performing.
Portrait of a White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) shot at a tiny zoo on Margitsziget, Budapest. The zoo has a special program for birds of prey who for some reason got injured and aids their rehabilitation.
Green-crowned Brilliant hummingbird male (Heliodoxa jacula) drives off another female. Monteverde, Costa Rica.
White-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) fighting over food over the snow covered Hortobágy National Park, Hungary
Prominent front legs of the Praying mantis.
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) buzzing about and having a sip of nectar. Laguna Lagarto, Costa Rica, 2010.
Chiffchaff having a little stroll by the waterline on a warm spring afternoon.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) venturing down from the trees backlit by fresh spring morning sunlight.
Barn owl (Tyto alba) flying in heavy snowfall. A real test for autofocus systems, more or less the D600 performed decently. (controlled enviroment)
Redstart spreading settling after flight.
Red kite staring straight into the lens during a feeding frenzy at Girgin farm, mid Wales.
Osprey flying off after a successful early morning dive.