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.
Rock Pratincoles are specialized nesting birds. We found them on rocks in the Chobe River in Botswana where the water runs fast and deep. Our guide has such a passion for birds and his photography knowledge is a asset for birding photographers as he maneuver the boat for best lighting and composition.