Monday, November 7, 2016

Aruna's Real Africa: Birding

I used to think why would you want to look at birds when there are elephants and lions and other more exciting things to be seen. But then I found out that a) there is a huge variety of birds here in SA, and b) there aren’t always elephants and lions or even zebras to be seen but there are almost always birds to be found.

Three years ago, I was what I like to call a DAK-birder, in other words my birding was similar to how a lot of people tour DAK...

...if its big...


....or colourful...


... Or it looks familiar;). ...


... or someone points it out to you...


...or it’s in your face...


then I’d see it, otherwise I wouldn’t even notice it.

But like a lot of people that finally come to appreciate DAK and all the great details and theming I now also really appreciate the great variety of birds that can be found here in SA  and also how difficult they are to photograph ;)  In fact, now I will even take photographs of birds that I have no idea of what they are and actually enjoy looking them up and trying to find out what bird they are.

by Aruna Mohan (@arunarealafrica)

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