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Food Fight
Photograph by Anup and Manoj Shah

Marabou storks squabble over a flamingo carcass at Lake Nakuru. The storks kill their share of slow or weak flamingos and chicks, but also feast on other predators' leftovers. The marabou is the heaviest of the stork species, and one of the largest flying birds on Earth. Males stand about five feet (two meters) tall, and can weigh up to 20 pounds (10 kilograms). Africa's lesser flamingo—about half the size of the better known greater flamingo—is no match for the stork. Smallest of the five flamingo species found around the world, it stands only three feet (one meter) tall and weighs just four pounds (two kilograms).

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS-1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100F
Lens: 400mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Mid-morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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