Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 400

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Migrating south for the summer months, Carmine bee eaters (Merops nubicoides) gather and nest in their thousands along the banks of the Luangwa river. Festooned in their bright red plummage, they are impossible to miss and are a birders delight!

South Luangwa national park, Zambia


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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

    Awesome,Dan,such cool birds :)

  • Thanks Tony! For me they are a real highlight of Africa in spring.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Karine Radcliffe
    Karine Radcliffeover 1 year ago

    Love this Photo Dan :)

  • Thanks so much Karine!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    28 December 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • cindy50
    cindy50over 1 year ago

    Wonderful work indeed! – click on the banner and it will take you to our Home Page so you can view your work

  • Thanks so much Jacqui!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    January 15th
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    Mackyover 1 year ago

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 1 year ago

    Great shot Dan

  • Thank you very much Chris!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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    John Holdingover 1 year ago

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    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

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