Tag Archives: animal behaviour

Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

A lioness stalking buck at a waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. You can see the tension and anticipation in her body and eyes, but watching her we felt the anticipation too. The photos were taken in the late afternoon hence the low light conditions. For more photos and info see the post The Stalker […]

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Two Books: “It’s me, Anna” by Elbie Lötter & “Dead Before Dying” by Deon Meyer

I have recently read two books, both by South African authors, that I would like to share. Both books were originally written and published in Afrikaans, so if you can speak Afrikaans I would suggest reading them in the original language. Afrikaans is such a descriptive language that it does not translate as powerfully into […]

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The Kruger Oxpecker Army

We were expecting to see Oxpeckers in Kruger, but weren’t quite prepared for what we came across.  Not only were they on every large grazing species, but there were often a lot of oxpeckers on a single animal. They took their jobs really seriously! Oxpeckers graze exclusively on the bodies of large mammals. Certain species […]

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The Big Cat Whisperer

If you have read Lisa’s quirky post “Take your camera to the bathroom (and other Kalahari safari tips)” you would know that self-drive game viewing can be rewarding and fun.  Especially if you are prepared to put in the time and effort.  A vehicle with high lookout position certainly helps.  Kruger presented some different challenges to the […]

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Postcards from Kruger: Zebras

Zebras (these are Plains or Burchell’s zebra) are some of our favourite animals to watch and photograph, because no matter how they are standing in relation to the rest of the herd they always form interesting patterns. Kruger has an abundance of zebras, in far bigger herds then I have ever seen. The photos in […]

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Kruger traffic jam

Traffic jams are not unheard of in the Kruger National Park. Most people who have visited Kruger will know the frustration of coming upon a group of cars blocking the road when there is a significant animal sighting. People will have parked at all angles just to get a better view of the action. Sometimes […]

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Postcards from Kruger: Hyenas

Hyenas are not my favourite wild animal. Not only are they not very attractive animals, but they scare me. Probably because they are best known for their bone-crushing jaws. All of the hyenas in this post are “Spotted Hyenas”. A description from Wikipedia: Although phylogenetically they are closer to felines and viverrids, hyenas are behaviourally and morphologically […]

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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. As one blogger said very few things could be classified as such “Unless it happens you have Sauron’s One Ring To Rule Them All in your […]

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Millie @pechanga

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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The Undertaker

The habits of the vultures – feeding on animal carcasses – as well as their hunched over posture,  always remind me of the stereo-typical undertaker seen in films. Or more accurately cartoon films. On our last visit to the Kgalagadi, we were lucky to see one close up. We had been watching two male lions basically doing […]

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