Usually, the perfect shot is the one you never get. But this photographer insisted, until he did. This is it.
It took 6 years, and over 700.000 shots. But he was determined to get it. Meet Alan McFadyen, a Scotland based wildlife photographer,
His photograph of a kingfisher diving into a lake caught the attention of the media.
Alan wanted to recreate an image he remembered from his childhood. When he was a little boy, his grandfather took him to see a kingfisher nesting spot.
He saw a bird dive into the water, and never forgot that moment.
It took 4,200 hours to capture that shot.
To get the picture he wanted, he had TONS of patience. The female kingfisher only dives 5 times a day. But, 40 years later, he finally payed homage to his grandfather.