This prehistoric-looking bird is a shoebill. To get this shot I had to wade for two hours into the middle of the Bangweulu Swamps in Zambia. It is estimated that the global population of this species is between 5,000 and 8,000 individuals.

Date Taken: 07 Nov 2012
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Exposure Time: 1/500s
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 400mm
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