Carmine bee-eaters build their nest in banks at the side of waterways so it's just a case of cruising silently up to them, leaving a respectful distance so as to not disturb them. Canon EOS-1D III with 400mm f/4 DO IS lens.
Ref: Carmine Bee-Eaters-2012-04
Location: Kwando River, Botswana
Photographer: Brian Sugden