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The grand prize-winning shot in the BH Photo Competition. Jamie MacArthur now has an African safari to look forward to, courtesy of Wilderness Safaris as well as some photo gear worth $500 from BH.

B&H Wilderness Photo Competition

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Crowned Cranes at Davison's Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Being in the Namib dunes at first light and respectfully tracking the elusive dune lark by its distinctive spoor or rattling calls emanating in the still morning air, is a birding experience that's hard to beat.

Well known wildlife photographer Pete Oxford recently spent some time in Odzala with Wilderness and with African Parks comparing the Congo rainforests with the Amazon of his erstwhile home in Ecuador. An explosion of African greys at a Lango bai

Desert Rhino Camp - Other regular endemics include Rüppell's Korhaan, Benguela Long-billed Lark and possibly Herero Chat with some focused searching. Verreauxs' Eagle is often sighted around rocky hillsides.

Savuti Camp is situated about 17 km downstream from the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savute Channel. For years the Channel was dry but in 2008 the waters returned and now the Camp has front-row seats to an abundance of wildlife.

Pafuri Walking Trail - Pafuri provides outstanding birding, and has a good number of resident specials, such as the three-banded courser.

DumaTau Camp - Birding is outstanding here ranging from the Okavango specials, such as Slaty Egret, Hartlaub's Babbler, African Skimmer, Allen's Gallinule and Wattled Crane, to the drier mopane woodland species like Racket-tailed Roller, Bradfield's Hornbill, White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike, Bennett's Woodpecker, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater and Arnott's Chat. This area is also excellent for Kori Bustard, Ostrich, Secretarybird, and Ground Hornbill with Southern Carmine Bee-eaters in summer.

DumaTau, Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Botswana | Wilderness Safaris

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Mana Pools offers fantastic birding, with the river and seasonal pans attracting large numbers of water birds and excellent mix of species in the riverine vegetation and mopane woodlands.

Ruckomechi Camp - Birdlife is superb, particularly for both mopane woodland and riverine species with numerous local specials like Collared Palm-Thrush, Racket-tailed Roller, Purple-banded Sunbird and Black-throated Wattle-Eyes.

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - African skimmer

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Great white pelicans

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Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Green malkoha

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Red-capped robin-chat

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Raptor battle

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Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Spur-winged goose

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Red-billed teal

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - African crake

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Grey-headed kingfisher

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Southern-carmine bee-eater

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Tamborine dove

Birding with Wilderness Safaris - Yellow-rumped tinkerbird