Saturday, July 14

Winter Safari Highlights


Wildebeest against the evening sky
You may have noticed my absence for a few weeks and that, as usual, means I've been away on safari!

There are so many stories to tell that I don't know where to start, so in the meantime I'm just going to post some of my favourite animal “portraits” from the last few trips.

We have had a lot of cloudy, windy weather in the last month and that doesn't make for ideal lighting or the best photographs, but I hope you enjoy them anyway:)

 

 A magnificent male lion, resting between mating with a lioness (just out of sight)













Lilac-breasted roller, with lunch




 The biggest Kudu male I've ever seen

Hippo, heron, crocodiles and Yellow-billed storks


A rare sighting of Verreaux's Eagle-Owl

There were five African Wild Dog "playing" on the road early one morning...


A "study" in Buffalo!






A protective elephant mother, whilst the calf practices lifting stones




































On these windy, cool mornings the animals often lie down, in groups, out in the open areas......



A Crested Francolin



7 comments:

Joyful said...

Glad to see you back! Fantastic photos no matter what the weather.

Coral Wild said...

Thanks Penny:) I'm glad you like the photos.

Robert said...

Lovely pics Sue; shows magic is still about...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue .. beautiful photos - just great to see them .. would love a break out in SA right now - but I gather it's positively freezing at the moment...

Cheers Hilary

Coral Wild said...

@ Robert - thanks for commenting, the magic is certainly there in Kruger - but also anywhere you look for it......

@Hilary - yes it is cold - especially on the highveld, in the mountains and in the Cape - but Kruger is still quite mild - why don't you come over - it's probably warmer than your summer - definitely drier:)

robin andrea said...

The animals you see are like a dream to me. I am so glad that you photograph them with such attention to their space, unobtrusively as possible it seems. Quite beautiful.

Coral Wild said...

Thank you for visiting Robin.
Yes, I try very hard to disturb the animals as little as possible, even tho that is a bit of a challenge sometimes when trying to get my guests the best views possible:)