Hoopoe (upupa epops)

Poupa Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers.

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A sea hawk (osprey). Imagine this creature, with those piercing eyes, whenever you read Captain Graedin's call sign, "Sea Hawk!

2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition  SECOND PRIZE  The ultimate shark cage diving experience  www.sharkwatchsa.com/en/home/  Marine Dynamics, a diving operation specialising in encounters with the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias),   is based in the fishing village of Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa.   Six nautical miles away is Dyer Island, possibly the best place in the world to engage the Great White shark.   Value R2800

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa with Marine Dynamics. Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark!

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition  EIGHTH PRIZE  Africa Geographic magazine (1 year)  1 year subscription to Africa Geographic (11 issues), Africa's leading environmental magazine.  http://www.africageographic.com   Value R345 / $100

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition EIGHTH PRIZE Africa Geographic magazine (1 year) 1 year subscription to Africa Geographic (11 issues), Africa's leading environmental magazine. http://www.africageographic.com Value R345 / $100

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Male Pileated Woodpecker Feeding Its Chick

The Lesser flamingo » Focusing on Wildlife

The Lesser flamingo

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition  SEVENTH PRIZE  Dinner for 2  5 course dinner for two at "Red Indigo" Grootbos Forest Lodge!  Red Indigo is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  www.grootbos.com/en/home/  Value R500

Grootbos - Forest Lodge offers you the most exclusive, spacious and luxurious romantic South African holiday & accommodation, perfect for a honeymoon or just a weekend break!

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition  FIRST PRIZE  Teniqua Treetops  2 nights accommodation at Teniqua Treetops in a unique, self-catering tree house.   The resort is situated in pristine Afro-Montane indigenous forest on the Karatara River between Knysna and Sedgefield.   The tree houses can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 kids.  www.teniquatreetops.co.za  queries@teniquatreetops.co.za  044 356 2868  Value R3460

The Eyrie Treehouse at Teniqua Treetops, Sedgefield, Garden Route, South Africa

Stanford is central to the Overberg I.B.A. and the annual photographic competition is a key feature of the Stanford Bird Fair.

Stanford is central to the Overberg I. and the annual photographic competition is a key feature of the Stanford Bird Fair.

Doing it with the birds... :-)

Doing it with the birds.

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition  SIXTH PRIZE  Zipline Experience for 4  4 x Tree top Zipline Experience for 4 people  www.saforestadventures.co.za  value R1200

We offer affordable individual or team building options in and around the Cape, from Orange River Rafting to Constantia Nek Ziplining.

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition  THIRD PRIZE  Sky View Helicopter Charters  1 x Scenic flight over Johannesburg for 2 passengers  Call Debbie on 082 553 6127 to book   www.fly-helicopters-sa.com  Value R2200

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition THIRD PRIZE Sky View Helicopter Charters 1 x Scenic flight over Johannesburg for 2 passengers Call Debbie on 082 553 6127 to book www.fly-helicopters-sa.com Value R2200

Prizes for 2012 Stanford Birding Photographic Competition  FIFTH PRIZE  Accommodation in De Kelders  Gina and Otto would love to welcome you to "Haus Giotto", a small and intimate B in the peaceful village of De Kelders.  2 nights in Febuary 2013  www.hausgiotto.com/  Value R1760

A small and intimate B+B in the peaceful village of DeKelders, South Africa

Goliath Heron by Nobby Clarke -  Click on the image to enlarge.

Goliath Heron by Nobby Clarke - Click on the image to enlarge.

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