IN THE LINE OF FIRE
Photo and caption by Masood Hussain
It seemed to me as if this blister beetle was on a suicide mission. Whirling in dangerous proximity of it's predator, a Pied Bushchat. The Bird ignored the beetle and even changed it's perch a couple of times but the beetle was adamant. I knew I was in for some drama. As I had expected, the bird finally lost it's patience. In the blink of an eye, the bird grabbed the beetle and it was all over. The drama lasted for a good 15 mins and I got to capture the entire sequence of this kill. This image was shot moments before the beetle met it's fate. A daring beetle, exactly in the line of fire.