It is a miraculous sight, a privileged glimpse of a bright lizard appearing to walk on water as it dashes with limbs pumping in search of its next meal.
But this wonderful picture is not a one-off - it is one of many brilliant images captured by a man known as 'the invisible wildlife photographer'.
Hungarian photographer Bence Mate has won awards for his work and, judging by these stunning pictures of birds, reptiles and other curious creatures, it isn't hard to see why.
Mr Mate's portfolio includes at least two photographs of green double-crested basilisk lizards racing across the water.
Other pictures show Dalmatian pelicans opening their mouths as if breaking into song or being mobbed by a flock of gulls.
Elsewhere, poor fish look helpless as they are caught in time for dinner by great white egrets and grey herons.
Another stunning photograph shows a brightly coloured European roller flying directly at the camera, risking a collision.
Mr Mate, 27, can spend months waiting for the perfect picture opportunity to arise, quietly tucked away in hides which he has designed and built.
The hides often use one-way glass, which enables him to get so close to his oblivious subjects.
The photographer, who specialises in action shots of birds, said the success of his work was down to careful planning and lots of patience./dailymail.co.uk/