Crazy bird catches the worm in perfectly-timed shot
This bird has his eyes firmly on the prize and as he focuses on catching his next meal.
Photographer Hector Astorga captured the incredible split-second picture while at the Santa Clara Ranch in South Texas.
The 47-year-old’s perfectly-timed shot shows a Greater Road Runner catching a worm it has flung into the air.
Hector, who has lived in Texas for the last 30 years, said: “Roadrunners usually ‘fling’ their food into the air and catch it before swallowing it.
“The roadrunner was directly in front of me. I was sitting in a sunken hide so I was able to capture a unique low angle as the bird fed.”
Hector has been a professional photographer for 11 years and was born and raised in Honduras.
He added: “I was extremely happy that I got to see and capture this moment.”