Incredible moment kingfisher dives underwater to grab its prey!

Pic by Marco Merli/ Caters News 

The incredible moment a kingfisher dives underwater to grab its prey has been captured on camera.

Marco Merli, 28, snapped the rapid bird in Ferrara, Italy.

Kingfishers are frequently caught flying into water but finally what happens underneath has been snapped.

Pic by Marco Merli/ Caters News

The beautiful bird can be seen quickly descending before it snatches its food.

Marco said: “Kingfishers are very quick birds out of water so it was almost impossible to get the right shot of one under water.

Pic by Marco Merli/ Caters News

“I don’t have a favourite picture, but I like the positions of the kingfisher, especially as it’s in a different and unusual environment.

“I’m fortunate to be able to come to wonderful places and take photos like this, and snapping a kingfisher catching its food was a great experience.”

Pic by Marco Merli/ Caters News