Update: Summer, 2019

Active engagement with life can make it difficult to find time to reflect upon one’s experiences. Over the past year, I’ve been incredibly busy with work, travel, volunteering, new skillsets, special projects, and many other things.

In fact, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to update this blog, nor migrate my old blog over.

malachite kingfisher Malachite Kingfisher at Intaka Island, Western Cape, South Africa.

Since last August, we visited Africa, which necessitated becoming more serious about bird/wildlife photography. I upgraded my camera equipment and spent a couple months learning the most important aspects of bird photography, which is among the most challenging photography of all.

black-chested snake-eagle Black-chested Snake-eagle soaring over Manyeleti Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

I was interviewed by The Rheumatologist last fall. (The piece was published this year.)

Locally, by way of birding, we had a very interesting winter and an amazing spring migration, especially inland, in the Houston area. More on that later. And this is just a small slice of all that’s been going on.

Featured image: one Southern Red-billed Hornbill feeds another a termite at Manyeleti Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

All photos taken by the author with a Nikon D7200 and a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED AF-S VR lens.

Farokh Jamalyaria Written by:

Farokh is a rheumatologist, writer, artist, birder/naturalist, wildlife photographer, health/fitness buff, student of classical guitar, and former computer scientist.