On the run
Coursers in Southern Africa
Five courser species are found in southern Africa, where they favour mostly scorching environments and are found in dry woodland or on open, arid plains. Martin Benadie takes a closer look at these interesting, cryptic birds.
We invited six of South Africa’s top wildlife photographers to share their favourite bird images taken in South Africa’s premier national park and to reveal why the reserve is a special place for them.
Personal Best: Sparking the passion
Keith Barnes divulges how his early experiences in the Kruger National Park ignited his love for birding and shaped the course of his career. He reflects on the current state of the park and urges birders to participate in its conservation.
African Palm Swifts
Mark Muller captures the intriguing nesting habits of the African Palm Swift.
Peter Ryan and John Graham field-test Nikon’s competitively priced 200–500-mm f5.6 zoom lens. Grant Atkinson gives advice on the best aperture settings to use for bird photography.