Chatty Oxpecker and Impala by Lourens Durand (5 images)

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A chatty oxpecker gives a patient impala a word in the ear.

The oxpecker picks ticks and other parasites off the impala, but appears to have a word to say to his friend when he's all done.

These adorable photographs were taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa, by 68-year-old Lourens Durand.

The retired food scientist said: "The Oxpecker picks ticks and parasites off the impala, thus contributing towards the impala's health, whilst the oxpecker...
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