With the kingfishers and the bee-eaters, the rollers are amongst my favourite birds. It was amazing to watch this one toss the beetle in the air and turn it in its beak until it was in the right position to be swallowed. The whole process lasted a good 5 minutes, allowing me plenty of time to take pictures.
Nikon D700, Sigma 150-500mm OS at 450mm, F6.3, 1/8000s, ISO 2500, handheld.
Location: Airstrip, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Photographer: Arnaud Germain