In Zambia's Bangweulu Wetlands we delve into the life of Shoebills, huge prehistoric-looking birds, with Cyril Ruoso and the rangers charged with protecting these curious birds. Poaching and brush fires take a toll on their population but thanks to rehabilitation refuges and release of adults back into the wild their numbers are climbing although with only 8,000 wild animals they are still classified as a Threatened Species. Since the management of the wetlands was taken over by African Park in 2008 the Shoebill Guard Programme employs local fishermen to ensure the safety of shoebill nests and to protect eggs and chicks being stolen for the illegal wildlife trade. Cyril is lucky enough to resemble one of the men that saved and fed one of his subjects. The bird allowed him to get close enough to capture these stunning portraits and to place a remote camera near a nest with the authorization of local authorities. These rare images including feeding, nestlings and biologists tagging the animals were published as a story package in the March, 2018 issue of Terra Mater Magazine.