Living Large

The Southern Grounded Hornbill, or known by the locals as a Bromvoël, is the largest hornbill species in the world.

How big is that? They get up to 1m in length and can weigh up to 4kg.

They hide some amazing white feathers under those dark covers which are seldom seen as they do not like to fly. And I had no intention to get out of the car and run after them with them big cats lurking around.

Southern Grounded Hornbill (Bromvoël) - Kruger National Park - 70D @ 147mm 1/250 f4 ISO100

Southern Grounded Hornbill (Bromvoël) – Kruger National Park – 70D @ 147mm 1/250 f4 ISO100