Photo: Kingfisher Bird Shows of a Brilliantly Designed Beak

Kingfisher sitting on a branch

Wojciech Doganowski

The bill of the kingfisher is so perfectly made for slicing through the air and into water during high-speed dives, that it actually has inspired the design of bullet trains. Because of that beak, kingfishers can cut seamlessly into the water after fish. Do you want your photo of the great outdoors featured on TreeHugger? Join the TreeHugger Photo Pool on Flickr and add your photos to the group!