Tag Archives: Kgalagadi

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: Unique

The first thing that came to mind when I saw that this week’s photo challenge was “unique”, was the photograph below of a Gemsbok with only one horn. Not only do Gemsbok have very unique facial markings, they all have exceptionally long sweeping horns. With which they create wonderful geometrical patterns when they are standing […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Even though it is dangerous to attribute human emotions to animals, I think the word “love” can be applied to animal relationships too. Not everything is purely a protective instinct to ensure the survival of the family group. Hyenas must be some of the ugliest, meanest animals in the African bush, but they are the […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

When I think of the word “beyond” I always think of wide open spaces . . . of seeing what lies on the horizon, and imagining what lies beyond. To join the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond.

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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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Borders and Border Posts

Something one often forgets is that country borders are arbitrary, man-made features. Often running along natural geographic features such as rivers and mountain ranges. Sometimes literally just being lines drawn in the sand after territory was fought over and claimed. Being at the tip of Africa, South Africa has a very long coastline (some 2800 […]

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Caption This . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #7 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE! The setting: This is a difficult one to caption, but give it a go anyway. I’ve noticed that some of the best captions are submitted for the most difficult photos. This male ostrich was running […]

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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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Caption this . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #6 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE! The setting: At the Grootkolk wilderness camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. During a quieter period at the water bowl, the little bird below decided to take a bath, and then sat grooming itself. I originally captioned […]

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Caption This . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #5 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE! The setting: The Grootkolk Wilderness Camp (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) at sunset. A leopard comes down to the waterhole to drink. We (the humans) are huddling around the communal campfire a mere 50 metres away, braaing […]

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