They were intent on climbing up the river bank to higher ground but in order to do so would have to make their way through long grass and brush before getting to higher ground.
a Cape Glossy Starling photographed in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The image is very much as nature presented it, the only post-processing on this shot was a slight cropping and digital sharpening.
Photographed in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park, South Africa, this is one of a pair of Egyptian geese that I observed at a water hole late in the afternoon, very late in the afternoon
Digital image processing to overcome under-exposure
A Cape Eagle Owl (Bubo capensis) perches with its head effortlessly rotated through 180 degrees.