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Hammerkops and Geese

Val from Mpala has been watching you watching Mpala! She gives us some amazing facts to accompany¬†some of those amazing snapshots you’ve captured of African birds.

African Birds Part 1: Egyptian Goose

The Egyptian Goose figured prominently in ancient civilizations. It was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the geese were messengers between earth and heaven, and Greeks and Romans raised them for food.

A Tracing Line

A line of Canada Geese trace their way along the sky in this beautifully shot photograph. Found in every contiguous U.S. state and Canadian province at one time of the year or another, Canada Geese can cover 1,500 miles in just 24 hours with a favorable wind, though they typically travel at a much more