I’ve been to Africa quite a few times and while I was there I never really thought about photographing the birds…what a shame. While I have been re-working my old images for the new site I found these few birds scattered about and some of them are really quite nice…
In Botswana alone there are almost 600 species and 500 of them should be easy to find. I managed to photograph about 20! To be fair most of the times I was there I didn’t have long enough lenses to photograph them and I did see a huge number of birds. Unlike birders, I only “count” birds that I get a picture of, but still I cannot wait to go back for my feathered friends.
In case you were curious:
- The Spur-winged Goose is one of the largest in the world
- Marabou Storks have the largest wing span (3.5 m or 10.5 ft) and are called the Undertaker Bird
- Ground Horn-bills are a bad omen in Kenya, if one lands on your roof you must move or risk death!
The GPS data was added after the fact and so is really just a representative area of where theses birds were photographed. Next time I’m in Africa it will be correct!