I have taken photos of hornbills at varying distances but never close enough in which details of the birds' plumage and features would show up crisp and clear. I had waited for the lucky day. My patience was rewarded with some fabulous shots of the Oriental Pied Hornbill. This juvenile flew quietly to a tree just above my position and immediately went about foraging for figs, one of the hornbills favorite food. Deeply consumed in it's activity it did not notice my presence.