Postcards from Kruger: Hyenas

Hyenas are not my favourite wild animal. Not only are they not very “pretty” animals, but they scare me. Probably because they are best known for their bone-crushing jaws. All of ...

Leopard in Kruger National Park. ©WMB/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

It has taken me a while to pick a photo for this week’s photo challenge. I just could not think of anything in my life which would constitute a quest. ...

Our first rhino sighting in the Kruger National Park. August 2016

World Rhino Day – 22 September 2016

Rhino poaching is one of the things that really upsets me. Well, poaching of any kind, but especially killing an animal for just one body part. Even though there has ...


The Scream by Edvard Munch

Living with chronic pain and depression

I never imagined that I’d ever write this post. Notes from Africa ...

Blood moon: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015

Although we have previously experienced a Supermoon event (see: Under an African ...

Lion Spotting on the Photoblog

In the future I will be posting our very best photos on ...

The Undertaker

The habits of the vultures – feeding on animal carcasses – as well as ...

The Chase

[At the end of this post is a video covering the most ...

The Stalker

Interesting animals sightings in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are a matter of ...
Image: Leon Visser

In the bowels of a giant Yellowwood tree

Today is the day you find out whether this photo (see here) ...
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Cat in a crook

As we were driving along on a dusty road on a cold, ...
Lioness with cubs - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, August 2014

Kalahari babies

We are on another pilgrimage to the Kalahari. Here are two of ...

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I am about to embark on something totally insane. I mean in the “extreme foolishness or irrationality” sense of the word. Some people I know may believe that “the state of being seriously mentally ill” might also apply to me, and maybe it does . . . So without dragging it out any further, here […]

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My favourite Youtube video ever

A while back I came across an Instagram page I absolutely love.  A guy posting lots of photos of his cat, Millie. But this is no ordinary cat. Millie goes with him on a lot of adventures – including mountain climbing. You have to see it to believe it. And for a few moments nothing […]

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Hippo at Biyamiti River Weir, Kruger National Park, August 2016 ©LB/

Postcards from Kruger: Hippos

We recently visited the Kruger National Park in the north eastern region of South Africa. In the coming weeks I am going to be sharing photographs and stories of our travels there. We saw a lot of hippos in Kruger – solitary ones, small family groups, as well as very large groups in the bigger rivers. Almost every pool […]

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Wilderness Beach, South Africa. ©WMB/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge: Where the land meets the sea meets the sky.

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Couta (fish) sosaties being grilled on the fire ©Theo van Zyl

May the Wors be with you

With twelve public holidays annually, South Africa has one of the highest holiday counts in the world.  Besides a number of cultural and religious public holidays there are also some non-official days of celebration, which are strategically important for the psyche of the nation. Today is Braai Day.  That is braai as in barbecue, a time-honoured activity […]

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World Rhino Day

For years rhinos have been relentlessly hunted and killed for their horns. World Rhino Day (celebrated on September 22 every year) provides an opportunity for all the organizations involved in rhino conservation, as well as members of the public, to celebrate these unique and special animals. [Visit the World Rhino Day site for more information.] […]

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A hand sticking out of a tree. Photoshopped or not? ©WMB/

Photoshopped or not?

Above is an image of a hand sticking out of a tree trunk. So what do you think – is this image a photoshopped or not? Leave a comment below – the answer will be posted in a future post.

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