Day 5 of Safari–Birds

16 07 2016

Vultures, vultures, vultures!  That pretty much sums up day 5’s birds with a couple of "normal birds thrown in for good measure.

1. Coming right at us

Incoming!
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. The pecking order

Feathers, talons and fur!
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Blood soaked

Blood Soaked
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. But we don’t WANT to share

Greedy
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. I hope these don’t deliver babies

Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Something more "Normal"

Northern White-Crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus ruepelli) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

7. Possibly a Sooty Chat

Unknown black bird in Serengeti
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

There were also lots of Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Leopard and Hyenas to round out the day!  Another great day on Safari!

For the full day, drop by the Flickr Album for Day 5: https://flic.kr/s/aHskEfuhdN





Nature’s Cleanup Crew

11 01 2012

Jambo! More shots from Tanzania…
In the real circle of life, it’s the vultures and marabou storks that act as Nature’s cleaners. They come in and scour the remains of carcasses. It’s not pretty, but it’s an essential part of the "Circle of Life" that doesn’t show up on the Tourist brochures.
The whole series can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspee … 8824463375

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Nature’s Cleaning Crew by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Nature’s Cleaning Crew by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Nature’s Cleaning Crew by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Nature’s Cleaning Crew by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Comments and Critiques are always welcome!

Cheers!








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