More Okavango Delta..

Not everything was about cats and dogs although that did seem to take up most of our time.  These are wattled cranes and are an endangered species.  I do wish we had been able to get closer.

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Sable antelope.  Not very good photos but it was quite a treat to see this small herd together.

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lilac breasted roller… probably the most photographed bird in Africa.  It’s hard to resist with such beautiful colors.

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another attempt at getting this roller in flight.. still not quite there.

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saddle billed stork

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red lechwe.. well suited for marshes.  Their feet are much wider than antelope generally have.

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tessebee… southern African version of the east African topi.

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I love wart hogs and it’s often difficult to get decent photos because they usually run away and all you get is warthog butts and little tails sticking straight up.

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pied kingfisher

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always enjoy seeing wildebeest..

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little tree squirrels that hung out on this old snag in front of my tent.

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sunset over a marsh…

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2 thoughts on “More Okavango Delta..

  1. Nice entry Nancy, it’s good to see some of the smaller critters that you encounter on your trips. Have to agree it would have been nicer to get closer to the Wattled Cranes but still nice photos. I can’t believe you saw a herd of Sable, very lucky indeed. And don’t apologise for the photos not being good, any photo you can capture of a Sable is a good one, they are so hard to find.
    LBR, yes I love them and their colours. I thought your shots in flight were great, the only improvement I could see was getting a little closer so the LBR filled the lens. I thought 15171 was a terrific shot.
    The Saddle Billed Stork is another one of my favourite birds, like the LBR, I love the colours. They made for some nice photos.
    The Red Lechwe I have never had the opportunity to see but from your photos they look a more solid antelope than some. It makes me wonder how easy it would be for them to leap through the marshes like I have seen photos of.
    Love the warthogs and the the change of colour from where one has been wallowing in mud. 15206 jumped out at me.
    And finally sunset over the marsh, wished I had been there. I am starting to get the itch again but funds won’t allow it.

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