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Golden Hour Bateleur

The Bateleur is a medium-sized eagle with very distinctive plumage. The dark colours make them difficult to photograph in the harsh Kalahari light. However, if you find them during the “golden hour” of early morning or late afternoon, they glow … Continue reading

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Martial Eagle with chick

The Martial Eagle is the largest eagle in Africa. It swoops down on its prey from high up in the sky, often killing its target in one blow with its massive talons and muscle mass. It reproduces every two years, raising only … Continue reading

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Frenzy at the “water hole” – includes the movie

This post is part of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011. The previous post in the series is A tough customer. Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. In the first Kalahari series, I had a post about the Grootkolk wilderness … Continue reading

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You go first!

I could not identify these pelicans. My friend Dave (an ecologist) said he first thought I’d discovered a new species (his suggested name: The Giant Brown Pelican! ;-)), until he realized that the brown bird is closer to the camera, … Continue reading

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