At first your eye is caught by the blush of color surrounding this image.
Next it is drawn to the delicate pin feathers that make up the exquisite eye lashes.
Then in the end you notice the reflection of the chain link fence that confines this lovely creature.
A definite fave on the bird list.
These guys are amazing and super cool and kinda good looking too.
Unfortunately they are classified as 'Vulnerable' in Africa, but specifically in South Africa as 'Endangered'
This is mostly due to the loss and transformation of habitat, poisoning, persecution and electrocution.
So much focus is put into the BIG stuff that sometimes we forget that all species are important. These amazing birds are litteraly a flag-ship species for the Savannah Biome
I truly believe that taking care of mother nature opens your soul to some of the most amazing ventures and experiences ❤🌿 #groundHornbill#southernGroundHornbill#hornbills#preHistoric#birds#birdsOfPrey#natgeo#animalPlanet#Kruger#knp#southafrica#africa
The incredible call of the endangered ground hornbills.
Thanks to @apnr_ground_hornbill_project for letting us join you in the field as you fight to protect these incredible birds in the Greater Kruger Park.
Check out their page and see what it takes to protect a species.