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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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While I was waiting for vultures to arrive I was entertained by hornbills which had gathered to eat the maggots hatching out on a zebra carcass. The female hornbill seals herself into the nest when the chicks hatch out, and the male feeds her through a small slit in the barricade.

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Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mkuze, South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Bence Mate