Macaws are in general impressive birds, especially when flying (over your head).
Here in Kabalebo, there are 3 Large (Scarlet Macaw, Red-and-Green Macaw and Blue-and-Yellow Macaw) and 1 Mini Macaw (Chestnut-fronted Macaw). They are social, loud, colorful and therefore unforgettable. The past few weeks I was able to shoot some of them in flight quite close. In general Macaws are seen as endangered species due to deforestation and pet trade. Macaws cover large distances, just to travel from their resting spot to a foraging place. When their natural habitat disappears, it will become more difficult for them to live free in the wild. So these are my lucky shots too.
A couple of Red-and-Green Macaws were passing by and half way through they changed course and flew right above my head. You can clearly see the vivid colors in their plumage, the large wingspan and long tail (all at once). These macaws travel large distances just to find some food.
Here is another couple spotted, the Blue-and-Yellow Macaws. They were flying right in the sunlight, explaining this 'misty' picture. Here you can clearly see their slim body, long tail and strong wingbeats.
Chestnut-fronted Macaws are the little family members of the Large Macaws. These were also flying pretty low, more to show off their way of flying to me right before sunset.
And when they finally found their food source, these macaws will settle down for a while to enjoy their meal for the day.
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