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KTP - continued by Lizet Grobbelaar

My first real action photography with the 1D MKIV produced some real keepers!

Lanner Falcon

Tawny Eagle

 

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park April 2012

We have just returned from our 2 week trip to the Park. Here are a few aerial shots so long, to show how green it is at the moment. They had lots of rain before and during our stay, leaving the dunes covered in a thick carpet of grass.

Confluence of the Nossob and Auob rivers

Tweerivieren's main Reception building

A new species for South Africa: Little Crake!

An adult female Little Crake Porzana parva had birders from across South Africa race down to Clovelly in the Western Cape to twitch this latest addition to the bird list of Southern Africa! The closest previous record is from Zambia in the early eighties! We found ourselves at the spot on Saturday morning!

At some stage the Crake came so close that I was afraid I wouldn't be able to focus. I measured between 4-8 meters from us as I took this image uncropped....

Easter Weekend

For the Easter break we decided on a fly-inn destination - Vogelstrausskluft Country Lodge on the rim of the Visriver Canynon in Namibia.

Vogelstrausskluft Country Lodge overlooks a beautiful river valley

Vogelstrausskluft Country lodge

The bird list comprised of arid Western species and it was good to see quite a few Ludwig's Bustards in the vicinity of the lodge.

Dusky Sunbird

Rock Kestrel

Larklike Bunting

African Cuckoo-hawk

We went looking for the Cuckoo-hawks Aviceda cuculoides in the Seringveld near where we live this morning and were rewarded with 2 birds circling overhead.

Juvenile African Cuckoo-hawk

Nikon D4 with AF-S 600mm f/4.0 G VR and 2x series III converter at 1/1000 sec f/9 ISO 1000.. handheld and still a big crop...