It’s good to have my gear back

March 29, 2013

To celebrate the miraculous recovery of my photographic equipment from the clutches of South African Airways, today I took my new Canon 400mm for a short spin around the Chitengo camp. I usually do not photograph birds and mammals, but there are so many of them around that it would be a shame not to point a lens at some.

 

Photo: This Yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) got in our cabin this morning and stole our bananas. Just a reminder to keep our doors and windows locked, we are on their turf here.

 

Photo: There is a small colony of Village Weavers (Ploceus cucullatus) near my cabin. This male was finishing his nest and frequently displayed if any female was around.

 

Photo: African Pied Crow (Corvus albus) is a handsome, intelligent bird, but for some reason birders tend to ignore this species.

 

By Piotr Naskrecki

Read more on his blog The Smaller Majority

 

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Bush Diaries