The most iconic photo in Biomimicry

No photo is more synonymous with Biomimicry than this one by Alan McFadyen…

We would love it if you could join us on the 14th of March at 20.30 SAST (18.30 UTC) for a special episode of Biomimicry Online Live!

We will be speaking with Alan McFadyen, the award-winning photographer of an image synonymous with Biomimicry – the famous Kingfisher shot which inspired Biomimicists and conservationists worldwide.

Join us for this live chat where we will talk about his inspiring photograph, its connection to Biomimicry and lessons learnt from a career witnessing nature’s resilience and patience.

Plus, join our wildlife photo competition by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #TEPsnap.


by Blair Stewart

The story of Alan McFadyen’s famous Kingfisher photograph, which took 6 years and 720,000 attempts to capture, and was in dedication to his late grandfather. Alan recounts where his inspiration came from, the difficulties in capturing the bird, mid-dive, and how he’s still recognised today for his efforts.

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