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Chris Taylor

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Chris was born and raised in the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Midlands where his family inspired his early passion for the natural world. Exploring Southern Africa as he grew up, this passion was allowed to develop and his curiosity to expand. After high school, Chris spent ...

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Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Chris, I liked all the photos, especially one with photos🤗

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Great photos, Chris. Tremendous determination & patience!

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

There is something so comforting about seeing the same animals in the wild, especially migratory ones. I put out a feeder for the ruby throated hummingbirds each spring and track their arrival and departure. One year I was late putting the feeder out and I saw them hovering where it normally hangs looking for it. It brought me comfort knowing that they must have been the same birds, or else they wouldn’t have known where to look for it. It’s like seeing an old friend who just journeyed across the world. I wonder what they’ve seen, and how the trip went.

Valmai Vorster
Senior Digital Ranger

It is surprising to hear you have a monitor lizard in your roof, but then knowing that you live in the bush anything is expected. The resident roller and the broad billed rollers are both beautiful in colour. Hope you can find out if it is one pair or two pairs of broad billed rollers, just curious to know. Beautiful foto’s Chris. Have a wonderful and safe vacation.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Chris, thank you for sharing this information about the broad-billed rollers. I have often seen the lilac breasted roller but not this one. Its coloration is stunning as well.
So you share space with a monitor lizard-have you named it?

Christa Blessing
Digital Tracker

Great pictures of the rollers. I don’t think I have ever seen this species so far, only the lilac breasted, of course, and another one.

Carly M
Explorer

What an incredibly beautiful bird!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi Chris. Aren’t they LOVELY little birds? Stunning colours. Thanks so much for telling us about them with the pics too! Wendy M

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

One of the great blessings of this series is getting to see, hear, and learn about the vast variety of wildlife at Londolozi. Your post, Chris is no exception, and now I’m looking forward to hearing more about the rollers!!!

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

Wonderful Chris that you have these stunning birds returning to nest each year.❤️ It’s always so heartwarming to learn that these rare birds have managed to return without the many dangers out there these days. …meaning the two legged types with their guns and chemicals

Wian Eloff
Explorer

Wow they are so beautiful. We tend to be searching for the big 5 alway, and forget about these special little creatures.

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