Malachite Jewel

In 2011 I made a trip to the Gambia and this relatively little west-african country, much as it can't boast with the "Big Five" of the east-african national parks, is however a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers.

A quite safe place surrounded by the much bigger Senegal, it offers easy birding and photography thanks also to the well organised guide service it has.

From the point of view of a Dreamstime contributor though I can't say that the work I made in The Gambia has been rather fruitful.

I have newer fully understood why my images from Kenya sell so well while the ones from The Gambia doesn't seem to be be appreciated by the buyers, it could be related with the importance of Kenya from a touristic point of view.

Today there was a sale of a beautiful bird, the Malachite Kingfisher. This image has been sold several times breaking the rule to say so.

A feathered jewel: Malachite Kingfisher

Photo credits: Joan Egert.

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February 12, 2016


Thank you indeed Deming9120

February 12, 2016


This is an amazing shot!!!
Amazing portfolio too, keep up the great work!!!

February 11, 2016


Incredible colors!

February 11, 2016


Thanks very much!

February 10, 2016


Congrats for the sale of such a fabulous creature Joan! Good luck! Your images are really unique.

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