Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bird Life

What the big cats and vast herds of the Masai Mara have in stature, the birds make up for in colour and character. These little bee eaters were very entertaining to watch. They often hunt in pairs and then return to the same branch after catching insects on the wing.

A lilac-breasted roller.

And by far the ugliest bird in the Mara: the Marabou Stalk. What this bird lacks in looks it makes up for in character. For this shot I slowed the shutter speed down to one eigth of a second to blur the rapids of the Talek River behind.

These two were fighting over the intestines of a wildebeest!

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