I decided to post my favourite
African bird images this week.
The African Harrier Hawk had posed
long enough for us and was off.
I believe this to be
Northern White Crowned Shrike.
Sausage Tree Safari Camp,
A Red Breasted Weaver
entertaining the breakfast crowd at
I’m not sure if it lost purchase on the thorns or not.
However, one second it was hanging from the thorns ,
the next, plummeting groundwards.
Whatever the reason, I managed
to capture one frame of
its headlong dive.
Yellow feet and legs of the
African Harrier Hawk
African Harrier Hawk
Fog tends to add a grey tone a landscape…
…whether it is a Black and White…
…or colour image.
Some of animal and bird sightings
Warthog…Botswana Rhino Sanctuary
Hyena…outside camp in Kruger National Park.
The first sighting of many that day.
A Zebra crossing…Kruger National Park
African Starling…Kruger National Park
So much pettier than its
African Pearl Spotted Owl.
Kruger National Park
African Harrier Hawk…Kruger National Park
Impala…Kruger National Park
King of the Pride…Kruger National Park
Unlikely to be boss, though.
Friends for life…Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Crimson Breasted Shrike…Botswana
Hornbill in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana
Painted Wild Dog in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana
Posers…Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana
Leopard in Okavango Delta…Botswana
Finally, the totally unexpected animal sighted in Africa.
Although after passing through a few Kalahari villages
we did get used to seeing donkeys.
Shades of grey near Geelong.
Weathered and worn greys
along Victoria’s Surf Coast,
Nature’s greys from Moorabool Valley…also near Geelong
An African Harrier Hawk…
sighted in Kruger National Park.
Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge
Always Take More Than One Photo.
I learned quickly to take more than one photo
while in Africa in 2013…
although I did not need much encouraging.
By the time I sighted this African Harrier Hawk I really
had a lead finger and have included the photo numbers
to give an idea of how many shots were taken.
Of the first four photos…
there is little difference…
and either one…
of them would look okay.
At least in my opinion.
However, by keeping the shutter clicking away…
I captured several other poses, followed by…
my favourites of the series.
Although the bird’s head is obscured by its wings,
it is a good lead…
for the final shot included in this post.
I could have settled for one shot but would probably
have missed this shot, which I think is the best.
There is no cluttered background…and a bird in flight.
and included two in CCYC also.
This morning, before the sun warmed up
all the flowers were closed and all we saw
was a mass of green.
My Word of the Week Challenge-High
High up in a tree we sighted this beautiful African Harrier-Hawk…
…luckily it struck a few poses for a few minutes…
…before noticing that we were newcomers to Kruger Park.
Although its talons had a strong grip on the tree branch…
…the hawk decided enough was enough and…
…stretching its wings high and wide in the warm midday sun…
…and with the breeze brushing through its wing tips it was soon out of sight, but not before it’s gracefulness was captured by more than me.
PS: MGW has already said she felt like throwing up after hearing the text accompanying this post. Just hope it is not contagious 😉