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High Noon at Klopperfontein (by Hennie Blignaut)

High Noon at Klopperfontein (by Hennie Blignaut)

November 19, 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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Barbara Jensen Vorster's "What is this hype about selfies?"

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

November 19, 2019 1 min read

As Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” It was an 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 of two lionesses with small cubs; one of them had two very small cubs. The interaction between them was fascinating, so I decided I should take a video on my iPhone X. I set my iPhone up on a small ‘gorilla grip’ tripod, started the video and then continued taking photos on my Canon 7D.
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The Jack Russell  of the Kruger

The Jack Russell of the Kruger

November 18, 2019 1 min read

It was during a trip to the Kruger National Park when we visited a waterhole located between Sirheni and Punda Maria. As a result of the severe drought in the region the dam had turned into a mud bath.
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Caught in the act

Caught in the act

November 18, 2019 1 min read

Stories about jackals catching doves and sand­grouse at certain waterholes in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are well known. I had seen some pictures by other photographers and even taken a few myself...
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Almost too good to be true

Almost too good to be true

November 18, 2019 1 min read

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Fighting for Supremacy

Fighting for Supremacy

November 18, 2019 1 min read

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

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

November 17, 2019 1 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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Melonie Eva's "The Great Lion and African Wild Dog Show-Down"

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

November 17, 2019 1 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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Arnold van Dyk's "A Territorial Battle"

Arnold van Dyk's "A Territorial Battle"

November 17, 2019 2 min read

Lake 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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The honey badger thief

The honey badger thief

November 04, 2019 2 min read

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