36 Amazing Photographs Of Kingfishers

Kingfishers are just amazing birds.  They are extremely fast and difficult to capture with a camera. If you'd like to get into bird photography, here are three great quick guides from Photzy to get you started. 

Even better, these three guides are by the wonderfully talented bird photographer Tobie Schalkwyk – oh and they are free!

If you don't know Tobie, he is a South African bird and wildlife photographer, who is also regular here on the Light Stalking forums. He can often be found on the forums posting his latest photographs of beautiful birds (including kingfishers!) and helping out fellow photographers. 

If you love photographing birds, take a look at these quick guides from Tobie and, if you have any questions, post them in the forum. 

Quick Guides To Bird Photography

Getting Started In Bird Photography – Here Tobie begins with the absolute basics and walks us through step-by-step on how to become the best bird photographers that we can be.

Starting Bird Photography: Camera Settings – Here you'll learn about camera settings such as active d-lighting, focus tracking with lock-on, and other similar more obscure camera functions that can be super helpful when looking to capture birds.

Bird Photography: Staying Sharp And Focussed – This quick guide is all about getting that bird photograph in-focus, which is a skill in itself. Birds don't sit still for long so developing good camera skills is essential to your success in this exciting genre of photography

Now For Some Inspiration

Here we've crafted a gallery with the most impressive photographs of kingfishers we could find – btw the first photo is by the talented Tobie himself!

Photo by Tobie Schalkwyk

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Giuseppe Martini

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Vincent van Zalinge

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Hans Veth

Photo by Florian van Duyn

Photo by Stefan Mächler

Photo by Jan Meeus

Photo by Monique Laats

Photo by Lobus Houska

Photo by Lukas Berri

Photo by Foundry

Photo by Lukas Berri

Photo by Monique Laats

Photo by Fxxu

Photo by Soumadeep Das

Photo by Sivakumar B

Photo by 12019

Photo by Timo Schluter

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Bonsens-Tono

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Bergadder

Photo by Free-Photos

Photo by Ellen Chan

Photo by Free-Photos

Photo by Bergadder

Photo by Nicman

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Kaz

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Takasi Yanagisawa


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About the author

Federico Alegria

Federico is a one of our staff writers and has 8 years of experience in making documentary photography, he is currently working in long-term photo essays and you can watch more of his work here. He is also a photography educator at a design-focused University, and is currently pursuing his PhD (and of course, his thesis is around Photography). His work has been featured in museums, newspapers and magazines. He is currently based in El Salvador.

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