Predator Kills not everything - Part 1

by Lourens Erasmus.
(Benoni South Africa)

Blacksmith Plover photographed at the edge of Sunset Dam.

Blacksmith Plover photographed at the edge of Sunset Dam.

Blacksmith Plover photographed at the edge of Sunset Dam.
Egyptian Geese Along the edge of Sunset Dam
Egyptian Goose sizing up A Grey Heron
Wagtail running up and down alog the edge of Sunset dam

Not really a Safari story but a thought on nature in general.

It is Sunday morning and I am browsing through different websites loaded with videos and photos of predator kills aplenty. Then the thought hit me - why? There is so much beauty in nature to portray why do we concentrate on the gory way of nature.
I immediately sifted through my archives again and came up with a few photos of the feathered species. You can imagine to sift through a couple of thousand photos is not easy so here is a few. This chapter portrays Sunset Dam water edge.

Lourens Erasmus Benoni

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Always delivered
by: Jen

I like birds, and Sunset Dam has always delivered stunning sightings for us.

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True
by: Yvonne

Sunset dam is a fantastic spot to simply sit and enjoy the wildlife!

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We agree Lourens!
by: mario

The big-five should not be the primary focus of a photo safari. We love photographing dung beetles, chameleons, snails, impalas, birds - all of God's creation!

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Predator Kills not everything - Part 2

by Lourens Erasmus.
(Benoni South Africa)

Glossy Starling begging for a morsel

Glossy Starling begging for a morsel

Glossy Starling begging for a morsel
Giant Kingfisher Photographed of the Lower Sabie Bridge.
Grey Heron along Sunset Dam edge.Long toes for a long itch.
Open Billed Stork Photographed Crocodile River at Crocodile gate bridge.

More photos of non predator kills from my archives. Life is too somber and seeing our feathered friends brightens every thing up!

Lourens Erasmus Benoni

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Getting the shot
by: Jennifer

The Open billed stork is not an easy bird to photograph...well done in getting the shot.

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by: Nico

Thanks for sharing your feathered friends with us!

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Predator Kills not everything - Part 3

by Lourens Erasmus.
(Benoni South Africa)

Yellow Hornbill with that serious stare.

Yellow Hornbill with that serious stare.

Yellow Hornbill with that serious stare.
Who can miss an Ostrich!
Possible Immature Fish Eagle near Duke water Hole.
Tawny Eagle on the way to Duke water hole.

...continuing with more photos of non predator kills from my archives. With over 600 species of birds in the Kruger Park there is just no end!

Lourens Erasmus Benoni

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Such Characters
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The Yellow Billed horn-bills are such characters, they often visit us and bang on either the chalet windows or the car mirrors.

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