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Pied Kingfisher

Donkeys in Striped Pyjamas and the Family Bacon

July 31st 2009
Today was my first day of sightseeing. I had hoped to get a feel for the country by taking a city tour of Johannesburg but the trip wasn't running. I opted instead for a full day's safari at Pilanesberg National Park and am so glad I did. I have had a fantastic day, have had a wonderful introduction to Africa and finally feel like my trip is starting. I woke at 7am and ran straight for my hot sho ... read more
Africa » South Africa » North West

South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
1st July 2010

pied kingfisher
Stunning photograph - well done! I love watching these guys, but have usually found them almost impossible to photograph at all well. This one's really posed for you, and I love the atmospheric-ness of the shot.

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