Impala and Oxpecker by Hannah Barnes (6 images)

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'Can I have a quick bird in your ear...' This mature female impala stood still and calm as an oxpecker groomed her for ticks in a beautiful display of natural symbiotic relationships. Taken in Kruger National park, South Africa, impalas rely on their fur grooming comrades to keep them healthy.

Photographer Hannah Elizabeth Barnes, 45, Hoedseruit, South Africa, was only 5 metres away when she captured this moment.
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