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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

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  1. Oilbird

    Oilbird

    These birds are nocturnal and live in a cave, navigating by echolocation. We had a steep climb down into a ravine to see them, and the guide used a red-filtered torch to illuminate them, hence I had to play around with white balance to get a more natural shot, apart from the red eyes. The...
  2. Oilbird

    Oilbird

    Oilbird. Chuffed to get some shots of this incredibly difficult bird to photograph. Highly nocturnal, it usually roosts in caves. At this location in Ecuador, several birds roost in a narrow gorge which allows a little light in and means you can shoot the birds with no flash
  3. Oilbird

    Oilbird

  4. Oilbird

    Oilbird

  5. Oilbird

    Oilbird

    Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). Sexes similar. Two birds on day roost with a third in the top left of photograph. Quiscarrumi Bridge ca. 30 minutes east of Moyobamba on the road to Tarapoto, San Martn, Per. A narrow and deep crevise with a narrow band of rain forest surrounding it at ca. 800 m...
  6. Oilbird

    Oilbird

    Another "wish list" bird. Scariest sounds I have ever heard which I think is why locals used to call it the "Devil bird". I literally jumped into a creek from fear when they started screaming. Didn't help I was deep in a dark, dank cave.
  7. Oilbird

    Oilbird

    Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) Sexes similar. Taken from a bridge looking down into a black cavernous abyss (Quebrada Quiscarrumi). Two flashlights and a flash at ISO 6400. Photographed along the edge of a ravine between Moyobamba and Tarapoto, San Martn Department, Peru. A tropical...
  8. Oilbird

    Oilbird

    This bird was perched above a little used road near my house for one day. I just recently scanned this image from a print.
  9. Devilbird

    Devilbird

    Also known as the Guacharo or Diablotin. This is one weird bird. Roughly Herring Gull sized, it is a bizarre nocturnal fruit-eating bird which uses a form of echo-location to fly through caves in the pitch dark. The bird gets its name from the fact that pre-fledged young are 50% heavier than...
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