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Mom giving the kids a dust bath demo (Kruger National Park, South Africa).

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Wild Elephant Encounter at Kruger National Park


This is a small section from one of two wild elephant encounters that we had close to the Lower Sabie Rest Camp in Kruger National Park. The vegetation is very lush in late Summer, and we stopped when a huge Bull Elephant crossed the road a bit higher up. Only after stopping did we notice another part of the herd having a dust bath a bit closer to our right. I had a GoPro mounted on the Windscreen, and recorded the elephant sighting from this point on. At this stage more vehicles stopped behind us and as we couldn’t really go anywhere, it was best to stay put and hope for the best. The calves and young adolescent elephants took a great interest in the vehicle, and walked directly towards us and even mock charged to show us that we were on their turf. I kept the audio track to keep the video authentic, and it serves at a reminder that these rare encounters with wild animals can be both thrilling and a little scary at the same time. I only took a few photos, as it seemed more appropriate to be alert and monitor the situation.

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Photographic Excursions in Southern Africa

Photographic Excursions in Southern Africa

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Southern Carmine Bee-eater

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Southern Carmine Bee-eater (photographed in Mapungubwe National Park, situated at the point of confluence where the borders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet).

Featured in: "National Geographic | Wild Bird Trust -Top 25 Photographs of the Week".

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Bite off more than you can chew…

A White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) swallowing a Dragonfly that it just caught (photographed at Pilanesberg National Park (North West Province, South Africa).


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Angry Kitty..!

Angry Kitty..! by Martin_Heigan
Angry Kitty..!, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

An Action Portrait Sequence of a very angry Leopard (Panthera pardus) up-close and personal…


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Serval Cub Portrait

Serval Cub Portrait by Martin_Heigan
Serval Cub Portrait, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

A Portrait of a very playful little Serval Cub / Tierboskat (Leptailurus serval) up-close, and yes that is my reflection in its beautiful wild cat eyes.


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