Feathered Friends at the Storms River Mouth | #WordlessWednesday

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A natural wonder on the Garden Route in South Africa and a paradise for birders, marine and nature lovers, the Tsitsikamma National Park is a destination certainly not to be missed when visiting South Africa’s southern coast.

Tsitsikamma is a Khoisan (indigenous people of the area) word which means, “place of much water” and as we discovered, there was ample water all around when we went for the Storms River Mouth Trail, a one of a kind, 2-km walking trail that began at Sandy Bay, taking us along a winding boardwalk through an indigenous coastal forest to the mouth of Storms River, where we walked on the famous Storms River Suspension Bridge, up until we reached the Khoisan Cave Heritage site.

Our hour-long walk offered us the perfect chance to catch our breath and grab some very scenic captures on our devices. As we reached the viewing deck at the farthest end of the bridge, we spotted these two birds standing still by the edge of the cliff at a slight distance away. What is amazing is how small these birds were and yet, how distinctly they stood out against the azure blue sky in contrast to the landscape, which they were a part of!

As I took this shot, I wondered what these birds might be trying to convey to each another! Can you guess?

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  • Parul Thakur


    What a beautiful picture! Your travel pictures are amazing. I am always tempted to pack by bags and out somewhere.
    Maybe they are talking about flying towards the sea together? 🙂

  • Nidhi Garg


    wow… what a shot… they might be just in love and enjoying each other presence in that serene place

  • Patrick Weseman


    So very beautiful. Very nice. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  • Handmade Jewelry Haven


    This reminds me of the scene in the Jungle Book where the two vultures are talking to each other….

    ‘So…whatcha wanna do?’

    LOL…thanks for sharing!

    – Lisa

  • Alana


    Beautiful rocks that might make quite an echo. Perhaps the birds are yelling “echo, echo!” at each other?

  • Vidya Sury


    Beautiful photo, Esha! Loved the information, too! Always fascinated by African names. Those birds? Meeting for the first time, smiling at each other and wondering who should say hello first, but taking their time because they find peace in their serene surroundings and the silence.

  • CorinneRodrigues


    The whole scene is so awe inspiring, Esha. Love the colours and the birds.

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz


    The birds are singing about how beautiful this place is. It is.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Oh yes, that could be a possibility. Given that it is such a scenic spot, one wouldn’t be surprised if that were to be. 🙂

  • stevebethere


    What a lovely capture we don’t get to see a deep blue sky like that often here in London heheh!

    Have a tanfastical week 🙂

  • Shilpa Gupte


    Such a beautiful shot, Esha! Loved the blue of the sky…and the birds might be asking the same about the humans admiring them! 🙂

  • Bellybytes


    One is possibly asking the other to meet him halfway?

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