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