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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Selous Birds I (September)

Yellow-billed stork on the Rufiji river was looking for fish in the shallows097 Yellow-billed stork on the Rufiji river was looking for fish in the shallows

The striated heron stood as though frozen in the undergrowth overhanging the Rufiji098 The striated heron stood as though frozen in the undergrowth overhanging the Rufiji

A pied kingfisher has been lucky enough to catch lunch099 A pied kingfisher has been lucky enough to catch lunch

Little bee-eater resting100 Little bee-eater resting for a few moments

The malachite kingfisher was very common all along the Rufiji101 The malachite kingfisher was very common all along the Rufiji

White-fronted bee-eaters live in large colonies consisting of nest holes dug in the sandy river bank102 White-fronted bee-eaters live in large colonies consisting of nest holes dug in the sandy river bank

This Fish eagle has caught a large catfish for its breakfast103 This Fish eagle has caught a large catfish for its breakfast

Small flocks of greater blue-eared starlings were often seen and were easy to find as they were quite noisey104 Small flocks of greater blue-eared starlings were often seen and were easy to find as they were quite noisey

Giant kingfisher perched high above the river105 Giant kingfisher perched high above the river

This Malachite kingfisher was using its beak to dig a nesthole in the river bank106 This Malachite kingfisher was using its beak to dig a nesthole in the river bank

The nest holes of a White-fronted bee-eater colony on the banks of the Rufiji107 The nest holes of a White-fronted bee-eater colony on the banks of the Rufiji

Lilac-breasted roller with spider108 Lilac-breasted roller with spider

The swifts were constantly dive bombing the marabou stork109 The swifts were constantly dive bombing the marabou stork

The umbrella bird uses its wings to shade the water in order to spot small fish110 The umbrella bird uses its wings to shade the water in order to spot small fish

These roosting Egrets made a spectacular sight against the evening sky in Selous111 These roosting Egrets made a spectacular sight against the evening sky in Selous

Spoonbill in the shallows112 Spoonbill in the shallows

This African golden weaver was the resident cornflake thief at breakfast each day113 This African golden weaver was the resident cornflake thief at breakfast each day

A Goliath heron drying its wings. This is the World's biggest heron114 A Goliath heron drying its wings. This is the World's biggest heron

The open-billed stork uses his beak as a tool for opening mussels and extracting their contents115 The open-billed stork uses his beak as a tool for opening mussels and extracting their contents

Little bee-eater116 A little bee-eater

White-fronted bee-eater117 White-fronted bee-eater

Nubian woodpecker118 Nubian woodpecker at work on a tree

White-crowned plover searching for invertebrates along the lake shore119 White-crowned plover searching for invertebrates along the lake shore

A pair of Von Der Decken's hornbills. The female is below120 A pair of Von Der Decken's hornbills. The female is below