The Carmine Bee-eater Show (Savuti, Botswana)

Carmine Bea-eaters soar past the car,
Eating as they go,
Swiveling and swooping all around,
What a fabulous show.

We were sitting on top of the Landrover driving along slowly on the sand road. Suddenly about 5 magnificent Carmine Bee-eaters with their scarlet chests came soaring past us and caught some grasshoppers in their beautiful beaks. The glamorous birds were only a few feet away from us and if we wanted to we could have reached out and stroked one, except we would have been speared by their long sharp beaks.

There’s nothing more beautiful in nature, and there’s nothing more beautiful than nature.

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