Richtersveld (Hellskloof) Panorama

A panorama of the view from the top of Helskloof in the Northern Richtersveld (an UNESCO World Heritage Site).


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Gone Fishing…

Gone Fishing... by Martin_Heigan
Gone Fishing…, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

A Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) swallowing a fish it just caught (photographed at Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa).


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The Giant’s Playground

The Giant's Playground by Martin_Heigan
The Giant’s Playground, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

The beautiful and unusual Rock Formations at the “Giant’s Playground” just outside Keetmanshoop in Namibia.

Note the huge Sociable Weavers’ nest in the Quiver Tree.


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Cheetahs

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) facts:

Top Speed: 120 km/h (75 mph).
Acceleration: 0 to 103 km/h (64 mph) in 3 seconds (faster than most Super Cars).


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The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant by Martin_Heigan
The Eye of the Elephant, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

The eye of an African Bush or Savanna Elephant (Loxodonta africana africana).

Hight = 4m (12 foot)
Weight = 7 tons


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Sossusvlei Landscape

Sossusvlei Landscape by Martin_Heigan
Sossusvlei Landscape, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

The view from our Tented Camp at Sossusvlei, Namibia.


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Jackal Buzzard

Jackal Buzzard by Martin_Heigan
Jackal Buzzard, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

Portrait of a Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus).

As seen on National Geographic News Watch.


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