Random sketchbook: Yellow-billed Stork
The stork family is more diverse in the Old World (17 species) than in the New World (only three species). During the last few days in Kruger Nat'l Park, South Africa, we've seen six species of storks. This one, Yellow-billed Stork, is related to the Wood Stork that occurs in North America. One of the family's oddest traits is the habit of sitting down on their intertarsal joints; it makes them look comical, but it also means they're not moving around as much, making them easier to sketch! This was one of several species that I spent time sketching today along the river at Letaba Camp.