Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) hitching a ride on the back of an Impala. Oxpeckers follow large game and livestock feeding on insects scared up by the animals and on parasites living in their hides. Oxpeckers are not always beneficial to their hosts, sometimes keeping wounds open and taking advantage of protien in the blood.
Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS + 2X teleconverter
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