Wildlife of South Africa
|Male lion looking over the plains of Kruger Park (infrared image)|
In September 2010 I had the privledge to experience some of South Africa's wildlife with 'Wild4 Africa Photographic Safaris.' Wild4 is a small, family owned business, run by Stu and Justyna Porter, that specializes in taking small groups of photographers on safari. The trip was outstanding in every respect, and I would hardily recommend their excellent operation to anyone interested in such a trip. Here is a selection of wildlife images shot in South Africa's Kruger National Park and Tsukudu Reserve.
Wild4 African Photographic Safaris
|While there is an endless variety of wildlife in Africa, sometimes it's all about the Big Cats! Above left is a leopard up a tree with an impala kill; above right is a large male lion (both Kruger Park). Below left three young lioness enjoy a fresh zebra kill (Tshukudu Reserve); below right a cheetah scans the surrounding plains (Kruger Park).|
|Of course there is more to see than just Cats. Above left jousting elephants, center two giraffe and at right zebra, or lion food (all Kruger Park).|
|In Tshukudu we saw white rhinoceros 'up-close-and-personal' style (above left at dusk; right in infrared)|
|Elephants on parade|
|crocodile||cheetah camouflaged in grass||elephant in reeds near Skukuza Camp|
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|In Kruger one morning we spotted a one-eyed leopard who had obviously had a bad day sometime recently (above left). A large elephant contemplates the safari vehicle (above right, infrared image).|
|During the heat of midday most animals take refuge under the shade of a tree like these impala (above left, infrared, Kruger Park). Two white rhinoceros face off (above right, Tshukudu Reserve).|
|A young elephant enjoying a mudbath (above left, Kruger Park). Male lion camouflaged in tall grass (above right, Kruger Park).|
|Giraffe feeding (above left, infrared, Kruger Park). Cheetah (above right, Tshukudu Reserve).|
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