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( GAPS ) African Great Horned Owl, Tawny Eagle etc.

 
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Feb 09, 2008 20:03 |  #1

We almost did not see this fellow, drive right past him one way, as he blended in with the crook in the fallen tree so well. He seemed totally unconcerned with our presence as well..

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Not a Great shot, but what's a trip to Namibia without a photo of the largest bird in the world I ask you?

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What about a Tawny Eagle?

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The fabulously dressed Secretary Bird!
This was amazing and huge, imagine a bald eagle sized bird (and relative!) with legs as long as a GBH! Throw in a punk rock hair do and a crazy personallity to go with it, and voila!

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Lastly, the "BlackSmith Plover" named for it's call, which sounds like the smiting of steel on an anvil..

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Feb 09, 2008 20:11 |  #2

Excellent series, I'm envious of the Owl out in the open but all are interesting subjects. Very nicely captured.


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Feb 09, 2008 20:14 |  #3

Extremely interesting subjects here, love that big bird and the owl. Maybe the wise owl can teach the big bird to fly? Could be a great team! The last two are incredible looking birds, and a pleasure to view.


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Feb 09, 2008 20:23 |  #4

Great series here. That owl however being so close to the ground is something else.


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Feb 09, 2008 20:38 |  #5

All the shots are great. The owl really stands out and is my fav.


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Feb 09, 2008 20:50 as a reply to  @ marjnap's post |  #6

I love them all, the owl is gorgeous though, glad you didnt miss him. Lovely colour and he looks like he is having a good doze :D


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Feb 10, 2008 09:36 |  #7

Outstanding series. Can't choose a favorite here. Excellent work Jake. :-)


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Feb 10, 2008 09:39 |  #8

Great shots. That secretary bird was a funny bird to watch.


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Feb 10, 2008 09:46 |  #9

Great shots and descriptions, GHO is my fav.
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Feb 10, 2008 15:32 |  #10

Thanks guys, the Secretary bird truly an oddity! It's behavior is amazing to watch. IT "stamps" around in the tall grass looking to scare critters out of hiding, it does this with a super intent look on its fact and it's mouth wide open.. it looks positively crazed!


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Feb 10, 2008 17:05 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #11

Very nice images, like the pov of the plover particularly well done.


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Feb 10, 2008 17:09 |  #12

Love the GHO! I want to see one soooooooo bad!;)


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Great photos!


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Thank you!


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Feb 07, 2018 19:40 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #15

Only took ya 10 yrs :-P


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