An amateur photographer from the UK has hit the headlines by capturing the moment a cormorant swallowed a 30cm pike.

Stewart Canham, 61, told newspapers: ?The cormorant was desperately trying to get the pike into its mouth but it was struggling.

?Then the bird suddenly stretched out its neck and twisted it before swallowing the pike down in one. It was incredible ? I couldn?t believe it.?

The story has been published in newspapers including The Times, The Daily Mail and Metro (pictured).

Stewart?s picture – captured at Langford Lakes in Wiltshire – has also been published on the internet.

To see the picture click HERE