A photographer spent six years trying to get this shot

A Nature photographer Alan McFadyen waited six years, and went through 720,000 shots to get this incredible picture, but it was well worth it.

He told The Herald Scotland: ‘The photo I was going for of the perfect dive, flawlessly straight, with no splash required not only me to be in the right place and get a very lucky shot but also for the bird itself to get it perfect.’

Despite spending an estimated 4,200 hours trying to get the shot in Scotland, Alan says it was worth the effort. ‘I would often go and take 600 pictures in a session and not a single one of them be any good,’ he said.


‘But now I look back on the thousands and thousands of photos I have taken to get this one image, it makes me realise just how much work I have done to get it.’


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