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Flying high

I got a chance to go flying this week in John Coppinger’s microlight. As always it was a wonderful experience – here are a couple images from the flight.

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We were very fortunate to find this small herd of elephants wading across the Luangwa river. The second image is of a warthog sow lying next to her burrow. If you look closely you can see a little piglet looking up at us from behind her right shoulder!

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Lion Cubs

The three lion cubs are all alive and well and we are still seeing them every few days – here are a couple of my recent favourite images. The first image was taken just outside camp at dawn.

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I think this second image deserves to be viewed large and you can do so by clicking here.

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New bird for the Luangwa valley

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Not a terribly exciting photo but it is quite an exciting find. This bird is a Spur-winged Lapwing (Plover) and it hasn’t been recorded here in the Luangwa Valley before. When I first saw it I thought it was the common Blacksmith Lapwing but on closer inspection it was quite obviously different. It has been added to the official list of National Park birds bringing the total number of species that occur here to 460.

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Curious Giraffe

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I was lying in a small hide photographing birds when this young female Thornicroft’s giraffe stopped by to investigate.

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Tamarinds for tea

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