from South Africa
Was difficult to tell if this kingfisher had dinner in
its mouth amid the flurry of wings and water.
If it did, it was a bit like a Labrador dog…
still hungry seconds after the last mouthful.
These Springbok were some of the first African wildlife we sighted.
Only about ten minutes drive from Johannesburg’s
O.R. Tambo Airport in a small wild life paddock at our motel.
These Yellow Billed Hornbills appeared to be telling
each other jokes…or laughing at the tourists!
They would look at each other and ‘talk’ for a few seconds,
then wings would be spread slightly and heads bob furiously
as if laughing at a punch line.
This sighting was, at the time, my favourite.
High up in a tree nearing sundown
I took hundreds of shots.
It was only bettered by our
lion cub sighting on our last night.