My National Geographic Photos

Collection by Martin Heigan

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Some of my photos featured in National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic News Watch (via the Wild Bird Trust).

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"A very playful baby white rhinoceros calf having fun with the wildlife. The ostriches and warthogs didn't enjoy the game as much as the mischievous little rhino". Photograph by Martin Heigan. African Animals, African Safari, Beautiful Creatures, Animals Beautiful, Beautiful Beautiful, Beautiful People, Animals And Pets, Cute Animals, Wild Animals

Playful baby Rhino

A very playful baby White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) calf having fun with all the wildlife (the Ostriches and Warthogs didn't enjoy the game as much as the mischievous little Rhino). Rhinos are illegally being hunted to the point of extinction due to the illegal trade in Rhino Horn for Eastern traditional medicine. The reality is that horns are made of Keratin, which is exactly the same as nails and hair (nothing more). Featured on "National Geographic…

A Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) just peaking its head out of the deep shade. Featured in "National Geographic Birds 2, Wild Birds, Nicobar Pigeon, National Geographic Wild, Small Island, Photos Of The Week, Bird Feathers, Friends, Islands

Nicobar Pigeon

A Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) just peaking its head out of the deep shade. Featured in "National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust - Top 25 Wild Photos of the Week" . Martin - [Home Page] [Photography Showcase] [My Free Photo App] [Flickr Profile] [Facebook] [Twitter] [My Science & Physics Page]

Portrait of a Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). Featured in: National Geographic Free Photos, My Photos, Vida Animal, Kinds Of Birds, Big Bird, Stork, National Geographic Photos, Bird Species, Wild Birds

Saddle-billed Stork

Portrait of a Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). Featured in: National Geographic | Ranger Diaries - Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness.#10. Martin - [Home Page] [Photography Showcase] [My Free Photo App] [Flickr Profile] [Facebook] [Twitter] [My Science & Physics Page]

Portrait of a Blue-bellied Roller: Caracas cyanogaster; Featured in National Geographic - Wild Bird Trust - Photograph by Martin Heigan Bald Eagle Tattoos, National Geographic Wild, Blue And White Dinnerware, Vida Animal, Eagle Pictures, Hunting Dogs, Photos Of The Week, Wild Birds, Beautiful Birds

Blue-bellied Roller

Portrait of a Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster). Featured in National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust - Top 25 Wild Photos of the Week and Africa Geographic - Top 5 bird photographs. Martin - [Home Page] [Photography Showcase] [My Free Photo App] [Flickr Profile] [Facebook] [Twitter] [My Science & Physics Page]

Natal Spurfowl (Francolin) at Marakele National Park (Limpopo Province, South Africa). Featured in National Geographic National Geographic Wild, Exotic Pets, Exotic Animals, Game Birds, Photos Of The Week, Wild Birds, Bird Watching, How Beautiful, Big Cats

Natal Spurfowl (Francolin)

Natal Spurfowl (Francolin) at Marakele National Park (Limpopo Province, South Africa). Featured in National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust - Top 25 Wild Photos of the Week. Martin - [Home Page] [Photography Showcase] [My Free Photo App] [Flickr Profile] [Facebook] [Twitter] [My Science & Physics Page]

Petrified Camel Thorn Trees (Acacia erioloba) in the salt pan at Dead Vlei (Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia). Photography Gallery, Wildlife Photography, Arusha, National Geographic Photos, Visual Effects, Wild Birds, Shots, Africa, Artwork

Dead Vlei photo as seen on National Geographic

Petrified Camel Thorn Trees (Acacia erioloba) in the salt pan at Dead Vlei (Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia). The trees are estimated to have lived over a 1000 years ago when there was water in the pan. This is one of my published National Geographic photos. National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust Photos. Martin - Home Page | Photography Showcase | Facebook | Twitter | Profile

“Pink perfect” Southern carmine bee-eaters are a migratory species across sub-equatorial Africa from KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Namibia and Botswana all the way to Gabon, E Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya. National Geographic Wild, South African Birds, Equatorial Africa, Bee Eater, Kinds Of Birds, Pink Bird, Small Birds, Bird Species, Wild Birds

Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Southern Carmine Bee-eater (photographed in Mapungubwe National Park, situated at the point of confluence where the borders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet). Featured in: "National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust -Top 25 Photographs of the Week". Martin - [Home Page] [Photography Showcase] [My Free Photo App] [Flickr Profile] [Facebook] [Twitter] [My Science & Physics Page]

Thick-billed Weaver or Grosbeak Weaver (Amblyospiza albifrons) chicks begging for food in an Acacia Tree. They are old enough to be out of the nest, but young enough to get away with being fed every now and then. Featured in "National Geographic National Geographic Wild, Photos Of The Week, Wild Birds, Bird Feeders, Exotic, Owl, Creatures, Outdoor Decor, Prints

Feed us please...!

Thick-billed Weaver or Grosbeak Weaver (Amblyospiza albifrons) chicks begging for food in an Acacia Tree. They are old enough to be out of the nest, but young enough to get away with being fed every now and then. Featured in "National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust - Top 25 Wild Photos of the Week". Martin - Home Page | Photography Showcase | Prints | Profile | Facebook | Twitter

"Photo happy" Lilac-breasted rollers are one of the most photographed birds in the world and are widely distributed in the open woodlands and savanna of subSaharan Africa and the S Arabian Peninsula. National Geographic Wild, Lilac Breasted Roller, Wild Birds, Beautiful Birds, North America, National Parks, Pets, Arabian Peninsula, Rollers

Lilac-breasted Roller

A Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), still wet from the rain. Photographed in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. Featured in: "National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust -Top 25 Photographs of the Week". Martin - [Home Page] [Photography Showcase] [My Free Photo App] [Flickr Profile] [Facebook] [Twitter] [My Science & Physics Page]

A Dragonfly drying its wings after a rain shower. National Geographic Photos, Wild Birds, Artistic Photography, My Photos, Exotic, Rain Shower, Prints, Alternative, Animals

Dragonfly Macro

A Dragonfly drying its wings after a rain shower. Martin - Home Page | Photography Showcase | Prints | Profile | Facebook | Twitter