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High Noon at Klopperfontein

High Noon at Klopperfontein

October 18, 2019 2 min read

On the early morning drive from Punda Maria to Pafuri, expectations were rising with the sun. It was late in December and there had been no rain. The Klopperfontein dam on the S62 remained the one possible refuge for thirsty and hungry wildlife. In the distance we noticed a pride of eight lionesses, all very vigilant, staring intently, and with twitching tails. This could mean only one thing: the hunt would soon be on. 
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Arnold van Dyk's "A Territorial Battle"

Arnold van Dyk's "A Territorial Battle"

June 13, 2019 2 min read

ake Panic, in the Kruger National Park, has often rewarded me with some exquisite sightings. Over the years, I’ve observed a resident pair of breeding fish eagles at the lake and have been treated to some beautiful and entertaining sights of these majestic birds of prey. Usually, there is a great variety of other water birds to be seen at the same time, so visits are always a pleasure...
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Melonie Eva's "The Great Lion and African Wild Dog Show-Down"

Melonie Eva's "The Great Lion and African Wild Dog Show-Down"

June 13, 2019 2 min read

It all started when we were scouting for a spot to have sundowners and to get a sunset photograph.  Instead, we spotted a lioness and her cub sitting in golden light on an ant hill, minding their own business. Suddenly, 24 African wild dogs disrupted the scene. Chasing an impala, they raced straight towards us...

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Bilal Mosam & Safiyya Laher's "The Scorpion King"

Bilal Mosam & Safiyya Laher's "The Scorpion King"

June 13, 2019 2 min read

Our last days spent in a reserve always have a bitter sweet feeling to it. On one end, there’s the disappointment that the adventure is coming to an end. On the other, it’s exciting because you never know what mother nature has in store for you.

And boy did she have a treat for us...

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Barbara Jensen Vorster's "What is this hype about selfies?"

Barbara Jensen Vorster's "What is this hype about selfies?"

June 13, 2019 3 min read

It was indeed like Dickens wrote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” …. It was one icy cold afternoon in Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. We were on the Photo Mashatu open vehicle and I had a blanket over my knees. We stopped at a sighting with two lionesses with small cubs – the one had two very small cubs. The interaction amongst them was becoming quite intense and I decided that I should also video it on my iPhone X. I set my iPhone up on a small gorilla grip and started the video and then carried on taking photos on my Canon 7D....
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