Friday, July 26, 2013

The birds of Hwange (an ode to JRS)

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While on safari in Hwange National Park, we saw many beautiful birds.

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And of course impalas. Many impalas.  Seriously, impalas are everywhere.
But yet, they are still so beautiful.

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Why, hello, zebra!

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I've never paid so much attention to birds on a safari before.

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Probably because I find them boring, I want to see an elephant...always!

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But isn't he a stunner? A yellow billed hornbill.
(I blame my companion for all these bird photos, apparently we learned he loves to watch birds.)

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What a beautiful animal.

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One shot of this guy wasn't enough. Zimbabwe never disappoints.

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Wildebeest coming to drink at the pan at The Hide.

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Why, hello, wildebeest!  It's amazing how awesome and ugly they are at the same time.

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