Feathered Friends of South Africa

Lets take a break from the storyline and enjoy some photography. Over the years as a nature photographer I have really become interested in photographing birdlife throughout the world. South Africa was no different and offered and abundance of different birds that I had never seen before. I diverse variety of species, size and color was truly amazing. This is just a sample of what South Africa has to offer the avid birder.

white fronted bee eater1 copywhite fronted bee-eater

european roller_kruger1 copyeuropean roller

lilac breasted roller_kruger1 copylilac breasted roller

white crowned shrike_kruger1 copywhite crowned shrike

burchell's coucal1 copyburchell’s coucal

hornbill_kruger1 copysouthern yellow-billed hornbill

fish eagle1 copyfish eagle

walhberg's eagle1 copywahlberg’s eagle

bateleur eagle1 copybateleur eagle

verreaux eagle owl_kruger1 copyverreaux eagle owl

franklin_kruger1 copyfranklin

guineafowl_kruger1 copyguineafowl

burchell's starling copyburchell’s starling

pied kingfisher_kruger1 copypied kingfisher

Author: larry pannell

I started my career in photography as a professional photojournalist in 1978 at the time working with several newspapers and magazines in Southern California. What I loved most about photojournalism was its diversity and over my career I covered professional sports, concerts and travel. As life would have it mine took yet another turn and in 1988 I developed an interest in holistic medicine. I became a professional massage therapist specializing in sports medicine. In 1991 I decided to go to medical school and obtained a medical degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and stared my career as a licensed acupuncture physician. After medical school I moved my practice to northern Idaho for a year before settling in the resort area of Sun Valley, Idaho. I’ve always been an outdoor person and hiking and backpacking the Rockies and fishing the pristine river waters and high altitude lakes offered me a wonderful photographic opportunity. In 2010 I left Sun Valley and I once again found myself on a cruise ship, this time working as an “Acupuncturist at Sea”. For the past seven years I have traveled to over 75 countries, which has allowed me to photograph much of the world.

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