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Bird Species Spotlight: Black Skimmer
by Jake Jacoby | September 26, 2020
The black skimmer is an instantly recognized bird that is best known for its remarkable beak, and its black and white underpants. These skimmers have long, deep, and flattened blade-like mandibles. The upper mandible is shorter than the lower mandible and all skimmers have short legs with webbed toes. Continue reading »
Bird Species Spotlight: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
by Jake Jacoby | June 21, 2020

In 2017 I had the opportunity to visit the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa. This reserve has been in existence since 1927 and is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising some 35,000 acres, Mala Mala shares a 12 mile unfenced border with the world-renown Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. One of my target birds on this trip was the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, or as it is affectionately called “The Flying Banana.” This hornbill was also made famous by the movie “The Lion King” where its name in the movie was “Zazu.” Continue reading »

Stills or Video? You Can Do Both!
by Joe McDonald | April 26, 2020

Virtually every D SLR today has the capability of shooting video but many who have shot some video often stopped after just a few attempts. Why? Because they did nothing with the video afterwards. Continue reading »

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