My boet (brother) is getting married so we are going down to South Africa for 10 days; and I am really looking forward to being in Africa again. I love Latin America (and the people); same for Europe; and southeast Asia; but nothing is like returning back to the drumbeat of Africa.
To corrupt an old saying: you can take the African out of the bush, but you can’t take the bush out of the African.
Here are some of the really cool birds I hope to see again soon. ooh, this is going to be fun!
I’ll be taking a few photo toys with to take lots of photos and will hopefully be posting whilst out in South Africa.
Gunnar: Punk-chicken: Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin – What a strange bird! Just as I thought I had it figured out and prepa
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