Wednesday, March 08, 2006

A lucky Zebra in the Hluhluwe Imfolosi Game Reserve! Obviously the result of an unsuccessful attack - this animal is likely to make a full recovery from its ordeal. Posted by Picasa
An adult Redbilled Oxpecker with a juvenile bird. Notice the mark on the Zebra hide - almost certainly the result of a lucky escape from a Lion attack. Posted by Picasa
A Cape Buffalo - after a mud-bath in the red earth of Hluhluwe Imfolosi Game Reserve. Posted by Picasa
An adult male Bushbuck - usually a shy and elusive antelope. Posted by Picasa
An adult Yellow Weaver. His success with females depends on his nest-building capabilities. Posted by Picasa
A male Lion in the Pilanesberg National Park. I decided not to get out of my vehicle! Posted by Picasa
A fully-grown male Kudu - what a magnificent creature! Posted by Picasa
An adult male Whitewinged Widow (breeding). Posted by Picasa
The Longbilled Crombec - An exclusively African genus - they comprise nine species, two of which are resident in southern Africa. Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Black-Headed Weaver - The males build the nest in the hope that they will be considered suitable accommodation by the females. They are often refused, with the second or third attempt being accepted. Posted by Picasa
The Red-Billed Oxpecker. Posted by Picasa
The European Bee Eater - First recorded breeding in Southern Africa in 1886. Posted by Picasa
The Rufousnaped Lark - 0ften raises the feathers on its crown while calling. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Posted by PicasaMale Impala and Red Billed Oxpecker
- Near Letaba- Kruger National Park.

The African Fish Eagle. Its haunting call is the
authentic sound of Africa.
The Chobe River - Botswana.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Cape Buffalo, Burchells Zebra, Giraffe and a Saddle-Billed Stork, share a water-hole near Satara Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Posted by Picasa

A Hooded Vulture, patiently waiting for predators to finish with an Impala kill. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. Posted by Picasa

At the end of the dry season the Elephants in the Etosha National Park, Namibia take on an ethereal - ghostly appearance, due to the white dust with which they cover themselves.
I bet those tusks could tell a story or two! Posted by Picasa

One of the best places in Africa to safely get close to Elephants - The Chobe River, Botswana. Posted by Picasa

Leaving Khadoum Game Reserve in north eastern Namibia via approximately 40 Kilometres of deep, soft, Kalahari sand. Great fun! Posted by Picasa

The African Skimmer. As the name suggests, this bird feeds by flying low over water, with its specially developed longer lower bill below the surface. The Chobe River, Botswana. Posted by Picasa

Africa's rarest and most endangered predator - The African Hunting Dog (formerly the African Wild Dog). Almost shot to extinction as vermin, before becomming a protected species. It is thought that less than 2500 still exist. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. Posted by Picasa

The ubiquitous Yellow Billed Kite - Kruger National Park, South Africa. Posted by Picasa

The Open Billed Stork - Chobe River, northern Botswana. Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 24, 2005

A giraffe drinking from a water-hazard on the unique Hans Merensky Golf Course, Phalaborwa, S.A. In January 2000, I witnessed a herd of impala being chased by two lions along the 11th fairway! This a wonderful place to play golf. It is the only course where I don't get too upset if I play poorly, as the Game viewing and bird watching more than compensates for any golfing disappointments. Posted by Hello

Africa in Focus

Africa in Focus

A tiny spitting cobra. Just as deadly as the fully-grown version! Three Rivers, Nr. Phalaborwa. S.A. Posted by Hello