Julie Grohs

Camera: Nikon D5

Lens: 600.0 mm f/4.0

Aperture: f/4.0

Shutter speed: 1/2000

ISO: 110

Description: The Saddlebill is one of my favorite birds. In this shot her inquisitive look and posture were a new and unique perspective for me.

Story from behind the lens: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis is the scientific name for the African Saddle-billed Stork. It is in fact the tallest stork in the world. That beak can be 10 to 14 inches long, great for snatching fish out of the water. Females have yellow eyes, while males have brown eyes. One of the most interesting facts about them is that they have been found in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs dating back thousands of years.