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Vulturine Guineafowls, Tsavo West

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Romance in the Lamai Wedge - Northern Serengeti, Tanzania, August 2013  

Dare to be different! As the wildebeest migration proceeds through the Mara the herds graze on the move creating a low envelope of dust that seems to settle around head-height. One beastie dared to

The Ivory Queen! This matriarch had very impressive tusks and was the dominant cow in a large family group that we came across. The calf in the image is hers (there is also an almost hidden "aunt"

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Winter on the south coast UK, can be very rewarding. Brighton pier has become synonymous with murmurations of common starlings.

The UK numbers are boosted my migrants from Scandinavia & the Steppes in the winter. They all seem to get along OK, especially when murmurating.

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Beautiful!

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A few more from my recent trip to Cambodia, including the obligatory 'Angkor Wat at sunrise' shot...

 
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Tom Kellie

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Eye Contact

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 10:59 am, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Polemaetus bellicosus pinned me with a ‘take no prisoners’ glare.
 
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Changing of the Guard

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Manual shooting mode.
 
In Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 29 April, 2014 at 9:44 am, ISO 200, f/5, 1/1600 sec.
 
 
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The Ewaso Nyiro River attracts different animals throughout the day. Giraffes depart as elephants arrive.
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Flying Mongoose
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 11:44 am, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Who says that Helogale parvula can't fly?
 
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Percher-ons
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 11:18 am, ISO 320, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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A set of seven Plocepasser mahali together on a branch, all facing away from the lens.
 
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Claws of Female Agama agama
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 4:11 pm, ISO 500, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Viewed from near ground level, Agama agama claws are formidable. No wonder they're able to climb walls.
 
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A Reed Cormorant in the early-morning sun

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~ @Peter Connan

 

Is it sitting on my writing desk?

 

It's so clear and bright, I half-expect it to turn toward me.

 

The color and texture of the beak — superb!

 

Thank you!

 

Tom K.

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Thank you very much @Tom Kellie. In a way, I wish it was sitting on your desk, but also that if so, it was sitting on a box of kitty litter!

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~ @Peter Connan

 

Ha Ha!

 

The 1 year old Pekingese in my house, Yubi, would be frightened by such a sight.

 

Whether he'd bark in challenge, or cower in the sofa, I don't know.

 

He's accustomed to doves at the bird feeder near one of his water dishes.

 

He's certainly no attack dog, nor is there any pointer or spaniel instinct in him.

 

What he's skilled at is running in a tight circle, tail plume moving, showing that he knows something unusual is present.

 

Any bird would be safe with him...but...would he feel safe from a reed cormorant with intensely red eyes?

 

Tom K.

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@Tom Kellie, I am pretty sure all three our little dogs would go absolutely nuts if one came and sat on our desk.

 

@mvecht, thank you very much.

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Outreach
 
 
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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 5:29 pm, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Life affects the imagination, whether green with foliage or silvery-grey in death.
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Wading Pachyderm
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 5:48 pm, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Is simplicity ever truly plain, or does it bring out the deepest essence of beauty?
 
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Ardea melanocephala As Dusk Nears
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 6:02 pm, ISO 2500, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Curve, color, line. How fortunate to live in an era where such beauty may be seen.
 
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Samburu Elephant Train
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 4 October, 2014 at 8:26 am, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Single file, maintaining a steady pace, the elephant matriarchs guide others across arid land towards water.
 
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Thomson's Falls in Nyahururu, Central Kenya
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with a Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Nyahururu, Kenya on 4 October, 2014 at 2:49 pm, ISO 100, f/2.5, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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My first view of Thomson's Falls was wholly unexpected. @Anthony Gitau planned it as a surprise for me.
 
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melproffit

not big into birds but this is one of my fave pics  Botswana 2006

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What's going on here?

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My favourite screen saver. Umbrella Acacia. Lumix DMC FZ1000. Central Serengeti. July 2019

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Just exactly what a thorn tree should look like @MartinDT!

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