We have this pretty amazing reservoir just outside Windhoek created by Avis dam – it’s a wildlife protected area / bird sanctuary / dog walking area / jogging area. And fishing/boating pond. And you can get some awesome pictures out there if you pay attention. Examples:
An egret takes flight
I take a lot of pictures of the herons, but I thought this one turned out particularly well.
My wife came across this dead puff adder one day. I let her know that they still can still bite (reflex) for awhile after they are dead.
And there is also danger from above. I believe it’s an African hawk-eagle, but I’m not entirely sure.
This appears to be a dassie, or rock hyrax, which must have tumbled off the nearby cliff. Possibly in conjunction with an encounter with one of the eagles above. What I found odd was that it was being eaten by three rather large crabs. How did freshwater crabs make their way to a reservoir in a desert country? Below, a close up of one of the lil’ fellers