The Marvels of Doñana National Park (Spain)

Julia Zarankin and her husband, Doñana National Park

We quickly boarded our four-wheel drive vehicle, left behind the horse-town of El Rocio, and entered the magical realm of Doñana. In the woodsy area, we were greeted by severe, no-nonsense Woodchat Shrikes, dozens of fabulous and slightly surreal-looking Hoopoe, with their majestic spiky crowns of orange and black-tipped feathers, and luminous bee-eaters.