Woolly necked stork with lunch by Linda Sparks

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This woolly necked stork (ciconia episcopus) has caught a frog for lunch, but the frog isn’t giving up without a fight. He’s blown himself up like a balloon, hoping the stork won’t be able to swallow him. My money is on the stork. With the point on that bill he can just stab the frog and watch him deflate. Unfortunately, the rest of the folks in my vehicle weren’t willing to hang around and see the end of the play.

Taken in Seregeti National Park

Panasonic Lumix FZ100 32x

Featured in Welcome to the Jungle 8/29/12
Featured in Animals of Africa 8/4/12
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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • Macky
    Mackyabout 2 years ago

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  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenaganabout 1 year ago

    Great capture – I can not help but feel sorry for the frog

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