Botswana Safari: Chobe River, Day 8

Our first full day on the Chobe River was nothing but pure excitement. Following a very early rise, we found ourselves in African fish eagle heaven!

We were surrounded by the sound of the fish eagle's unique calls, which have been dubbed the "sound of Africa." As they throw their head back, their loud squawks can be heard over very long distances – and there is no other call like it. 

We gained a deep appreciation for their unbelievable accuracy while hunting. We watched them make calculated dives to snatch their prey right off of the surface of the water (the fish they catch can be up to two pounds and swimming as deep as five inches below the surface). 

Harry Mills took the image below; he used a Nikon D810 and the new 300mm fluorite lens. Man, this baby is sharp, and I will soon own one!

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