One of the highlights of the recent trip, but probably one of the worst photographs! Taken from the roadside (R27) heading north enroute to Velddrif.
Intense temperatures mean't that anything more than a few meters away was is in strong heat haze. Secretarybird is tricky in the western Cape area, with the species range retracting.
Adds to the "atmosphere"?
Better pictures to follow of other species...