Has time stood still?

By May 31, 2018Personal favorites

The elusive shoebill in action! This unique bird, which doesn’t fit neatly into any specific genus of bird (some think closer to storks, others think closer to pelicans), stands about 4′ at full maturity and has a distinctly “prehistoric” look about it. We took a small motorized canoe into the marshland of Lake Victoria on the Ugandan side to find this one. After several minutes of patient, immovable stalking, he/she (the sexes look the same) dove into the water and came up with fish for dinner…I was very fortunate to have caught this on camera.

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