Laughing Kookaburra

I visited Jylland Park Zoo for the first time ever this year (although the visit gave me the feeling that I had actually been there once before in my childhood).
The visit was a pleasant surprise, it was a very nice zoo. They had Laughing Kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae). which I haven’t seen before. They look really beautiful and make the most amazing laughing sound. It sounds exactly like one of those Laugh Bag toys. The Laughing Kookaburra Is actually a Kingfisher, a bird which I have had on my bucket list for ages.

Northern Lapwing

Usually the Northern Lapwings (vanellus vanellus) are quite shy, but I guess this one forgot, it was quite close to my hideout, so I could really enjoy the beautiful feathers and interesting hairdo. As my daughter said, it looks like Elvis 😀

Viking Tattoo Artist

After a few years where I hadn’t been able to attend the annual Viking Festival at Lindholm Høje in Denmark, I went back. it was just as I remembered, with lots of interesting shows, stands with products made like in the old times and really good food.
In a tent I found this tattoo artist tattooing a fellow viking.

Crane Takeoff

The autofocus on the R7 has really helped me get a better keeper rate on birds in flight. It does struggle a bit with noise when you raise the ISO, but that be fix in post processing, if you just try to get the exposure right when you take the shot.
This lone Crane (Grus grus) here was foraging in a field when I spotted it, so I got closer. It didn’t seem to mind at first, but then it took of and flew away.