Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kruger Day 8 – Almost done

It’s day 8 in Kruger and it’s nearly time to head back home.
Today was another fascinating day where we saw dead lion, hippo up next to the road late in the morning and birds interacting in many wonderful ways.
There’s never a dull day here.
We were not overly successful trying to get some of our pictures, but there are good reasons (and excuses)
Over the coming weeks I’ll firm up the trip report and some observations from the Safari that may help others doing the same thing some time in the future

Rob

Featured shot is a …. umm…… Bird (Stork-ish thing) flying a lap as it fights with it’s mates for the best spot atop a tree.

Fly By!

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  • rayJuly 30, 2011 - 6:48 pm

    I can confirm it is an African Storkish Thing.

    Excellent illustration of why it has no need of a long tail.ReplyCancel

Kruger Day 7 – Crocodile Bridge

Well here we are, two more days of drives before we’re done and back at work (ugh)

I’ll post one image up tonight as a teaser, more later.

This is Eddie, a famous Kruger “Tusker”

Rob

Up and at 'em

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  • rayJuly 29, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    Eddie is a fine-looking beast, and clearly knows how to pose, Rob&Sao.ReplyCancel

  • LindaAugust 1, 2011 - 10:01 am

    My most favorite beast, you are so lucky to have seen and done this, one day I will 🙂ReplyCancel

Kruger Park – Day six

Well today was a day of days. The Big Five were seen in both the Morning drive and the afternoon drive.
For those uninitiated, this means we saw Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo on each drive. No mean feat!

We saw a lot of weird and wonderful sights. An antelope high up in a tree (dead) with Eagles pecking at it. Leopard and cubs feeding almost out of sight in a tree. A “Herd” of Sable Antelope at a water hole. An Eagle practicing flight. It was an eclectic day for sure!!

Todays feature is the last leopard of the day, who we managed to wait out when other people thought he had gone.

Enjoy!

Rob
Leo Leo

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  • rayJuly 28, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    What a day!
    What a gallery!

    The featured Leopard is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • LindaAugust 1, 2011 - 10:00 am

    Fantastic wild life pictures and I have never seen such a pretty coloured bird 🙂ReplyCancel

Kruger Park – Day 5

Today was another good one. Lion were around, but the light was so good we selected other beasties for your viewing pleasures.

Rob

the Glare

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  • rayJuly 27, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    All brilliant…what a day!

    Image #9 gets my vote as favourite.ReplyCancel