Category : Bird Photography

Lesser striped swallow, Okavango Delta

A Lesser Striped Swallow perches on a spiny acacia in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Purple Swamphen, running to takeoff

Photographed from a canoe, the swamphen runs across lilypads to gain speed for takeoff

Pied Kingfisher with fish, Okavango Delta

A Pied Kingfisher alights, with his prize, on a fallen tree branch at the water’s edge. Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Glossy Starling, Okavango Delta, Botswana

The glossy starling is a very common sight in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana. Its iridescent colours seem to change dependant on the light angle.

African fish eagle

Late afternoon and an African Fishing Eagle is perched on a branch overlooking the waters of the Okavango Delta.

Giant Eagle Owl, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl – Bubo Lacteus, also known as the Giant Eagle Owl. Early morning, in fact about 20 to 30 minutes before sunrise, so really low light levels. It’s a testament to digital technology that we were able to get useful photographs of these birds at all.

Red-billed hornbill

A red-billed hornbill is polite enough to pose for the camera near the Savuti Channel, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Little Bee-Eater, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

The Little Bee Eater is one of the most colourful birds of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Vantage point for Spoonbills, Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta, Botswana and 3 spoonbills find that the top branches of a tree make a good vantage point.

Reed Cormorant, Okavango Delta, Botswana

A cormorant perches over a waterway, Okavango Delta, Botswana.