The proud and confident strut of the Secretary Bird, in the Kruger National Park.
Three having a grand old time playing and eating near a kill near Satara in the Kruger National Park. It’s always amazing to observe the goings on at a kill.
How is this for a peaceful sunset? Some are fiery and red, setting clouds on fire. This one calm and still, with the moon still up. Taken at Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa.
A Spotted Eagle Owl in Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town.
A Bontebok with her calf in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
Egyptian Geese - a family waddles and splashes their way through kelp and over rocks along the Shipwreck Trail in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
The reflection of a vast low cloud bank rolling in over a fairly calm Atlantic Ocean off Camps Bay beach in Cape Town. The clouds moved is so fast, the ocean disappeared in minutes. Viewed from the top of Table Mountain.
An Oystercatcher looking as pensive as an oystercatcher can look in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
Nighttime just outside Oudtshoorn “the ostrich capital of the world”, in the Little Karoo region of the Western Cape.
Whale bones bleached and dry on a stretch of beach on the Shipwreck Trail
Burnt tufts of grass along a stretch of The Shipwrecks Trail at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
A peaceful and beautiful sunset seen from Scarborough beach on the Cape Peninsula.
Table Mountain, Cape Town from Robben Island, back in 2014. I was reminded of this photo because of a beautiful post I saw this morning of a Mesa formation at Lake Powell, posted by @john.haymore that has such similar proportions to Devils Peak on the left in this photo, Table Mountain and Lions Head, which is in the smaller, darker peak in the foreground to the right of Table Mountain. My photo might not show how similar the proportions are, but if you do a quick internet image search, you’ll see what I mean.
Scarlet Ibis in the Orinoco Delta, Venezuela. In the evenings, large flocks of these birds would fly over the water and perch in the trees, where they nest. Quite a sight, and at the time unfortunately too dark for the limits of my camera!
Another beautiful bird - the Eastern Bluebird found in abundance in our neck of the woods.
A beautiful Indigo Bunting takes flight in the Great Smoky Mountains.
One of the many Northern Cardinals that join the bird choir just about every morning.