This was my best shot of 2020 , I was on a trip in The Netherlands at an amazing nature park called Hoge Veluwe. We were walking when I suddenly saw the cuckcoo wasp on the path, it was still warming up his body to fly away but it looks like it had a little breakfast. I gently used a branch to put it in safety so people wouldn't step on it. And then I took the shot with flash to have the black background so the colours would pop out even more.
Visitors wearing protective masks walk next to "The Death of Marat" a 1793 painting by Jacques-Louis David of the murdered French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium on May 19, 2020 as it reopens while the country's lockdown is easing after over two months, aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.
This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.
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