26 November 2014

Bateleur

This was one of those moments in photography that you dream of.....getting this close to a Bateleur. We disturbed him while he was on the ground at Melkvlei in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and followed him to a tree where he had settled.

After taking a number of photos from various distances before  he was frightened off, we were eventually parked under the tree with him peering down at us through the sunroof.

These are truly magnificent birds.


3 comments:

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible shot! Love the close up detail. I'm not a "bird person", but I don't think I've ever seen a photo of this bird before.

Judy said...

Wow!! he is gorgeous, and I envy you, getting so close to him!!

Jonker Fourie said...

Would love to see one of these in the wild AND get close to it