Shaking Dry

Shaking Dry_2018_07_31_2398

This Pied kingfisher was spotted frequently returning to this perch on the edge of a pan, usually with its beak clasping another catch. It turned out to be quite a prolific fish catcher and presented this opportunity shaking itself dry.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM +1.4x; 1/350 sec; f/8; ISO 800; 504mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.

Egyptian Geese

Egyptian Geese_2018_07_31_2284

An inseparable pair of Egyptian geese, once considered sacred, shortly before take-off. This species is widely distributed in Africa, south of the Sahara and along the Nile Valley. Egyptian geese usually pair for life and are aggressively territorial, especial during breeding.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM +1.4X III; 1/1000 sec; f/8; ISO 640; 560mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.

Double-banded Sandgrouse

Doublebanded Sandgrouse_2018_07_26_1654

This is a double-banded sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus) seen in the Mana Pools area recently, just south of their usual habitat north of the Zambezi River. They are more usually observed in western Zimbabwe. These birds are not quite as common as other sandgrouse varieties. This bird has several sub-species and I suspect that this one may be P.b. multicolor. They breed mostly in between February and September. Sandgrouse feed mostly on seed and are usually seen foraging in is short trampled grass and in Mopani and Brachystegia woodland.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM +1.4X III; 1/1000 sec; f/8; ISO 640; 560mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Sundowners

Sundowners_2018_07_27_1375

Elephant cow and her young taking a drink at sunset. One wonders where the larger nursery herds have disappeared to in the Mana Pools area?
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM; 1/500 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 371mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.

Splash!

Splash!_2018_07_27_1353

Watch a pod of Hippopotamus for long enough and you will always see a squabble erupt. This time, two males ran out of the water, the bigger one giving chase. Off they went around a larger thicket at the side of the pan, and then, two tonnes at a time, they splash back into the water with great gusto.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM; 1/500 sec; f/11; ISO 1250; 188mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.