South Africa

Walking with Giraffes

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Just before sunset we went for a walk to the birdhide. Suddenly we realized we were surrounded by giraffes. Adults and younger ones were grazing peacefully on the acacia trees along the river. Then, from behind a female, this baby giraffe stepped out towards us, curiosity got the better of him. His ambilical cord hadn’t dropped yet indicating that he was only a few weeks old. His fluffy horn tuffs caught the last rays and I just had to take a picture, trying to capture the cuteness standing in front of us.

Bateleur 

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A pair of Bateleur. During territorial display Bateleurs will raise their folded wings before taking a bow while calling. This picture was taken on one of our recent birding trips through the Kruger National Park. 

Blue Cranes

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The Blue Crane is the national bird of South Africa. I took this picture of two birds doing a courtship dance from a flock of over a hundred birds which we found near Swellendam in the Western-cape recently.

Fairy Flycatcher 

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An attractive and very active little Flycatcher that can be seen on our Kruger to Cape safaris and birding tours. I photographed this one in the Karoo Botanical Gardens in Worcester. http://www.birdingandwildlifesafaris.com 

Greater Flamingo 

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On our Kruger to Cape safaris Greater Flamingoes can be seen on several occasions. Book now and explore South Africa’s incredible wildlife with Birding and Wildlife Safaris www.birdingandwildlifesafaris.com