African Ostrich – Say Hello!

Standing tall on long, bare legs, a humped, feathered body and a long, curving neck, the Ostrich is the biggest bird species of the world. It can’t fly but is a very fast runner.

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We saw many Ostriches in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, however, they are not endemic to this region. Ostriches have been successfully domesticated and are now farmed throughout the world, particularly in South Africa, for meat, feathers and leather. Curious as they are, Ostriches make always for a funny picture!

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Mit den langen, haarlosen Beinen, dem gewölbten, gefederten Körper und dem langen, kurvigen Hals gehört der Strauss zur grössten Vogelart der Welt. Er kann nicht fliegen, dafür kann er sehr schnell rennen.

Wir sahen viele Afrikanische Sträusse im Kruger National Park, Südafrika, sie sind jedoch nicht endemisch in dieser Region. Sträusse wurden erfolgreich domestiziert und werden heutzutage weltweit, und vorallem auch in Südafrika, für Fleisch, Federn und Leder gezüchtet. Sträusse sind immer gut für ein lustiges Foto, neugierig wie sie sind!


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Giraffe With Two Heads

Driving the S25 along the Crocodile River I captured this unusual picture of giraffes in the Kruger National Park.

Driving the S25 along the Crocodile River I captured this unusual picture of giraffes in the Kruger National Park.

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Myriads Of Birds At Most Southerly Tip Of Africa

Myriads of birds choose De Mond Nature Reserve in South Africa as their breeding place. Even endangered bird species find here a protected wildlife refuge.

Flocks of birds appreciate the constant wind, which strokes over the dunes. They settle at the mouth where the Heuningnes River forms an aquamarine tidal lagoon to feed from the fish rich water.

Birding enthusiasts find a paradise in De Mond Nature Reserve near the most southern point of Africa.
Flamingos In The Turquoise Lagoon Of De Mond Nature Reserve

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Magical Sunrises And Sunsets In South Africa

Here you find some of Grey World Nomads’ best photographs of sunrise and sunsets in De Mond Nature Reserve in South Africa.

There is something, which makes the sunrises and sunsets in Africa unbeatable. It’s not the dust as these pictures were taken in De Mond Nature Reserve, South Africa, almost at the most southern tip of Africa. At this altitude in the southern hemisphere strong winds swipe the sky clean so that cloud patterns change constantly.

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Cape Sugarbird In South Africa

We love to capture wildlife along our travels around the world. In South Africa it’s most enjoyable as wildlife is plentiful and nature reserves offer space for a myriad of bird species.

Here you find a beautiful Cape Sugarbird sitting on a Protea, South Africa’s national plant.

Walking over the paths of the Helderberg Nature Reserve in South Africa which cut through the Fynbos in the Hottentots Holland Mountains, we encountered numerous Cape Sugarbirds.

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Around the Pyrenees In San Sebastián, Spain

The weather wasn’t too good in France. So, why not undertaking a city trip around the Pyrenees to the Basque town of San Sebastián in Spain? A photo journal of a great town.

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Looking for good weather I thought it might be a good idea to drive from Biarritz at the south-west coast of France around the Pyrenees to the Basque town of San Sebastián in Spain.

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San Sebastian, Spain

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Threatening Clouds At The Atlantic Coast In France

A photo story of the dramatic beautiful and wild west-coast at La Pointe in Capbreton, Le Lande in France.

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The first two days it was hot – blazing – when we went to the beach at La Pointe, where I took these following photos in totally different, impending weather conditions.

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