A BIRD is caught in a moment of quiet reflection as it hunts for food.
The black-winged stilt was wading through shallow water when it caught sight of itself at Lake Neusiedl in Austria.
The pictures were taken by semi-professional photographer Thomas Hinsche, 57.
He said: “I always like to explore the shallow water zones of the lake because many wading birds forage there.
“In the process, I came across the stilt family.
“There were adult birds with their young there to feed.
“The bird is foraging and keeps dragging its beak through the shallow water to catch food like insects or small fish.”