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A secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) prowls the open savanna of Namibia’s Etosha National Park alert to any insects and reptiles hiding in the grass that would make a perfect next meal.

Shot handheld using:
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm
Exposure 1/1250 sec at f/5.6
ISO 200


Featured by The Birds December 1 2010



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africa, namibia, etosha national park, owed to nature, animal wildlife, bird, secretary bird

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

  • Hello and Thank You Laruecherie!
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 3 years ago

    Sylvia…never seen this kind of bird before…cute!!! L

  • He’s a rather proud bird who struts through tall grass on stork-like legs. He gets his name from his long feathers that look like the old quill pens secretaries would used. But I don’t think that fits his character at all. One guide said they’re sometimes referred to as long-legged snake eagles. Now, I think that name suits him better!
    -sjz

    – Owed to Nature

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    December 1, 2010

  • Wow! Thank you so very much to you and the Group for my Feature Teresa.
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • Many thanks you to Andrea.

    – Owed to Nature

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