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Great Hornbill

Are we doing enough to protect the magnificent hornbills?

Are we doing enough to protect the magnificent hornbills? Although the snake does not fly, it has caught the hornbill, whose home is in the sky. Akan Proverb Wrinkled Hornbill Apparently not enough, especially in some African countries like Ghana and Cameroon where uncontrolled hunting and habitat degradation is decimating the hornbill population. If you…

Nuts About Hornbills: A Fascinating Evolutionary Story

The extraordinary habit of the male, in plastering up the female with her egg, and feeding her during the whole time of incubation, and until the young one is fledged, is common to several of the large hornbills, and is one of those strange facts in natural history which are “stranger than fiction.” -Alfred Russel…

Expert Advice on Bird Photography from Someone that is Not Very Good at It

“Oh, for the wings of a dove, men, envious, cry. What bones, what muscles, have birds and not I, That give them freedom of the boundless sky?” – Joel Peters I imagine you would ask yourself, then, why should I read this?…Well for starters there are good pictures of amazing and unique African birds, and…

The Greatest Spectacle on Earth…

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature…” By Frank Lloyd Wright Yes, indeed…Every year millions of us along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles are responsible for the most spectacular mass movement of terrestrial mammals anywhere in the world. Thousands of people around the world come to the Masai Mara between…

Falling in Love with Black and White All Over Again…

“Life is like a good black and white photograph, there’s black, there’s white, and lots of shades in between.” -Karl Heiner My passion for photography began many years ago, too many to count, inspired by the B&W work of the great masters. Besides collecting portfolios by Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Amsel Adams and…