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Chobe River Birding Featured Hot
When travellers mention the Chobe River in Botswana an immediate sense of awe and wonderment prevails and this is rightly so given that it has to rate as one of the last remaining areas in Africa where vast herds of game roam alongside an incredible diversity of birdlife.
African Skimmer in flight by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick
The global population of the African Skimmer is around 10 000 birds with only 1000 of these occurring in southern Africa where it faces human induced threats and it’s conservation status is considered as near-threatened. It is dependent on large healthy rivers and lake systems with exposed sandbanks where it roosts and breeds and the Chobe and Zambezi...
The Pygmy Falcon And The Sociable Weavers | Kgalagadi | ©Arne Purves
The first time I spotted a Pygmy Falcon in the Kgalagadi it appeared to be hunting sociable weavers or so I thought. It did occur to me that this little falcon was always to be found in close proximity to social weaver nests though. As it turns out I was both right and wrong!
Orange-breasted Sunbird in Kirstenbosch copyright arne purves
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town is a world renowned botanical garden and one of the Big 6 attractions in Cape Town. It is also a bird photographers paradise.
Miombo Rock Thrush by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
Rolling granite topped hillsides covered in vast stands of Miombo woodlands and valleys filled with dense forest patches attract a host of bird species that makes the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe one of the best birding locations in the country.
Pied Avocet mating by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
Pied Avocets, Black-Winged Stilts and thousands of other waterfowl have flocked to the Agulhas Plains after the recent heavy rains turned the area into a vast marshy wetland. Breeding activity is at a peak and this sequence of photographs shows the pre-copulatory display of Pied Avocets.
Cape Gannets on Malgas Island
It can be really challenging to find innovative ways to photograph a subject, to capture images that makes us think a little harder about the subject or teach us something new. After spending a few days on Malgas Island in the West Coast National Park, photographing the Cape Gannet colony, I was getting frustrated with trying to...
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