Monthly Archive: June 2012

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On Photographing a Black-shouldered kite

Photographing birds is a rewarding pastime. Rewarding but also incredibly frustrating. Birds seem to be able to sense when you are about to take a photograph and duck behind a convenient branch or take...

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The Hippopotamus or River Horse

Picture this … Two tourists climb into a boat with a guide and as they glide upstream the guide tells them that if they are confronted by an aggressive hippopotamus they mustn’t even think...

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Crocodiles – sneaky devils of the deep

I’ve just finished reading the delightful little story “The Elephant’s Child” by Rudyard Kipling (Just So stories) in which he described how the elephant got its trunk.  A curious little elephant went on a...