Southern Yellow Hornbill Portrait

Southern Yellow Hornbill, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, BotswanaHere’s another one from Botswana. This time the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and a southern yellow hornbill. I think he/she was trying to wink at me but couldn’t quite get that left eye to close. I was hiding in a blind waiting for a honey badger to make its nightly rounds and having a good time with the close approach of several of the local birds.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/400th of a second

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  1. Sue July 7, 2017 at 12:17 am #

    Beautiful image! What a shot!

  2. Peter Butterfield July 7, 2017 at 6:43 am #

    —– Glamour profile not
    —– A business face at offer
    —– Serious is this .

  3. Rachel Bellenoit July 7, 2017 at 7:36 am #

    WOW! Gorgeous DOF!

  4. John Saldanha, July 7, 2017 at 7:47 am #

    Your work is slowly (almost inexorably) drawing the wife and me to visit at least one of the countries, parks and reserves from where you obtain your remarkable photographs. Good luck, always anticipating more of your work.

  5. Shardae July 7, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    Hahaha I love this one, Craner.