Friday, 3 July 2015

Sequence Of Photo's When A Hornbill Hunt's Insects


Life in the wilderness is a constant battle for survival. There is a famous african quote which goes: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve."

With the circle of life always in motion, there is no shortage of footage available where one species or another is on the hunt. Keeping a sharp eye out, you will be surprised at the plethora of photo opportunities available on your safari. Take this Red Billed Hornbill in Tsavo for example, with some patience i was able to get some wonderful photos as it rummaged for insects in a dead tree stump.



The way this Red Billed Hornbill was sitting on this dead tree stump, i knew it was up to something



Red Billed Hornbill jumps a level lower to take a peak inside the tree stump



Red Billed Hornbill possibly heard and saw some movement so decided to get closer inside the dead tree stump



Red Billed Hornbill pulls a large grasshopper out of the old tree stump



A successful hunt for the Red Billed Hornbill



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