Flight risk: Daring kingfisher returns to the scene of the crime... and poses in front of his own 'Wanted' poster


What are the chances? A kingfisher seemingly couldn't resist striking a pose on top of a sign carrying its picture

For the photographer who captured this amazing image of a kingfisher, it must have seemed too good to be true.
The brightly-coloured bird perched on top of its own 'Wanted' poster - mimicking the exact pose as its doppelganger.
Not only did this inquisitive kingfisher come in for a closer inspection, the obliging bird then put on a dazzling display as he hopped around the sign, seemingly posing for a series of pictures.

You look familiar: The kingfisher put on its dazzling display at an artificial water-pond in the Ukraine

It was a stroke of luck for the amateur photographer who left the invitation to a photo shoot in a pond.
Resourceful Tatyana Zherebtsova, 39, rigged up the 'Wanted' poster featuring a photo of a kingfisher and offering a reward for the best photo resulting from the stunt.
After three hours a kingfisher duly arrived and began preening itself on the tree stump.
Amazingly, it appeared to mimic the pose of the kingfisher in the static photograph behind it.
Some might say it was fortuitous timing that the bird landed on the sign when he did. Cynics, however, could argue the kingfisher was already a regular visitor to the beauty spot meaning it would have only been a matter of time before he stopped by for a look.

source: dailymail