June 28, 2021
Sharing the Savannah
- as seen by -Michelle Medina
Southern ground hornbills share the savannah with a wildebeest herd in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. It was early in the morning on my last day of a safari where we saw some of Africa’s “Big Five” mammals, including lions and elephants. I kept my eye out for other wildlife like this pair of hornbills and asked to stop for a shot.
Southern ground hornbills (Bucorvus leadbeateri), currently classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species, are the largest species of hornbills. They are generally restricted to national reserves and parks. Kenya lies within their northernmost distribution.
Canon EOS 70D w/Canon EF 100-400mm Lens