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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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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 Chase

[At the end of this post is a video covering the most interesting action sequence.] Often one spends hours scanning the bush in the hopes of sighting a big cat. Occasionally, one gets lucky and they literally come walking down the road. At first this beautiful cheetah looked like it just was taking a mid-morning walk on a […]

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The Stalker

Interesting animals sightings in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are a matter of luck and also timing. Earlier in the day a family of lions had strolled up onto a dune overlooking the Kij Kij waterhole (see Kgalagadi map here). Settling down on the top of the dune, between some shrubs they were just furry blobs which occasionally […]

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Cat in a crook

As we were driving along on a dusty road on a cold, windy day in the Kalahari, Willie’s eye caught this African Wild Cat in the crook of a tree . . . Actually, he saw less than this. He saw only a lump of fur. It was only when he stopped that the cat […]

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Kalahari babies

We are on another pilgrimage to the Kalahari. Here are two of the cute babies we have come across on our travels. More photos to follow on our return home.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Early morning in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (in the Kalahari). Three lions striding purposefully forward, towards a herd of Wildebeest.  To select their next meal. As it turned out the Wildebeest were quickly on to the lions (they weren’t being very sneaky about it!), and made an escape. To join in the fun go to: […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, is always the source of plenty of surprises. You will come around a bend in the road, and suddenly there will be a cheetah walking along the road. Or something will suddenly pop it’s head out of an empty looking hole in the ground. And a tree often […]

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Weeky Photo Challenge: Delicate

Our cat Lucy is a delicate creature, with soft delicate little paws . . . which become lethal weapons when those claws come out!

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The importance of taking your own advice

They look just like big, friendly pussy cats don’t they? Yet all over the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (in an area known as the Kalahari), there are warnings that visitors should not get out of their vehicles. Or even dangle bits of themselves outside of their vehicles. Even if it doesn’t look like there are any […]

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