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.

Rock Pratincole

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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.

Diederik Cuckoo

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The male Diederik Cuckoo feeding the female in a courtship display.