Tag : birds

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Cape Petrel

Also known as the Cape pigeon, Pintado petrel, or Cape fulmar, it is a common Southern Ocean species frequently seen flying behind ships but isn’t the easiest bird to photograph.

Pigeons in black and white

Pigeons in black and white.

The brilliant white feathers of the pigeons make for a classic black and white image.

Red-crowned Cranes

A selection of Red-Crowned Crane images captured in Hokkaido, Japan.

Whooper Swans, Lake Kussharo, Hokkaido

Lake Kussharo in Hokkaido is the largest caldera lake in Japan and is home to the beautiful whooper swan which can be approached at fairly close distance.

Cranes in the mist, Hokkaido, Japan

Red-crowned cranes standing in the shallows of a river, the first light of the day combined with sub-freezing temperature created a misty, ethereal atmosphere.

White-tailed Eagle, Hokkaido, Japan

The white-tailed eagle is fairly widely distributed,  being seen from Greenland through to Southern China, and not considered to be endangered.

The Penguins of Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach near Capetown, South Africa,  is notable for its colony of African Penguins which can be viewed at fairly close range

Bird Island, Lambert’s Bay, South Africa

The island is about 3 hectares in size,  lies about 100m off the shore,  and is one of only six sites in the world where Cape gannets breed

The Sunbirds of Kirstenbosch Gardens.

The gardens of Kirstenbosch in Capetown, provide wonderful glimpses of multi-coloured sunbirds feeding on flowering proteas.

Early morning, Keoladeo National Park.

an early morning in Keoladeo National Park at Bharatpur, India,  provides some pleasing wildlife and bird photography opportunities.