Friday, June 9, 2017

09/06/2017 Despite what the temperatures say, it was cloudy and dismal here today so I have been sorting South African photos again.

Maximum temperature 25C, minimum 14C. 11 kmh NW wind 14 kmh gusts.  9mm rain measured. Lots of thunder and lightning.
Magnificent views in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

Nyala Male. (Tragelaphus angasii)

Nyala female.

Beetle - Tenebrionidae family

Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator)

Great White Pelicans - (Pelecanus onocrotalus).  White storks (Ciconia ciconia) and others in the background.

Impala (Aepyceros melampuswith a Redbilled Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on its back.

White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)

Wildebeeste (Connochaetes) on the run.

Yellow-throated longclaw (Macronyx croceus)

Burchell's coucal (Centropus burchellii),

Lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus)

Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

12 comments:

  1. Your South African photos are fabulous Diane, lots of exotic animals that I loved. I have seen the Secretary Bird in a zoo over here. The first time I saw one I thought it an amazing bird.

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    1. We saw a couple of Secretary birds but the other one was on the run and I could not catch a photo of it! Thanks for the comment Diane

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    1. Thanks Pam, still quite a few to go!!! Have a good Sunday Diane

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  3. When you review these pictures you may wish for more dull, cloudy days to keep you inside!

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    1. I have yo go along with that. It was the other extreme today! Cheers Diane

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  4. Beautiful and fascinating, Diane! Unique and amazing!

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    1. Thanks Linda, wish I could take photos like this every day :-) Diane

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  5. Africa has some amazing wildlife. Wonderful photos Diane.

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    1. You are right Lynda but you have some pretty amazing animals as well. Diane

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  6. These are fabulous! Really brings back memories.

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    1. Thanks Gaelyn, great memories for us both. Hope you are feeling better. Diane

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