Rhinos killed to date 2012

* 1105 Rhinos killed in 2016 in SA, (668 in 2012 / 1004 in 2013 / 1215 in 2014 / 1175+ in 2015)

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Monday, 15 December 2014

Misty Quiver tree landscape

Misty Quiver tree landscape
This landscape reminds me of the travelling up to Kgalagadi. The excitement as well as the peacefulness of what lies ahead. Taken early one misty morning at sunrise near Kenhardt, Northern Cape.
Taken @ 400mm, 1/125, F8, ISO 100


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Supermoon landscape

Supermoon in a dry tree
Near Marie se gat, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 400mm, 1/1600, F8, ISO 640

Friday, 5 December 2014

Bateleur

Bateleur ready for takeoff
At Cubitje Quap, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/2500, F9, ISO 800

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Martial Eagle in flight

Martial Eagle in flight
Near Dalkeith, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/1000, F10, ISO 1000

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Fork-tailed Drongo

Fork-tailed Drongo
Near Craig Lockhart, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/1600, F9, ISO 1000

Monday, 1 December 2014

Southern Grey-headed Sparrows

Southern Grey-headed Sparrows
Kwang, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/2000, F7.1, ISO 400

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Crowned Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing
Near Dalkeith, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/1250, F9, ISO 800

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Lion stalking

Big male lion stalking through the bushes
Near Marie se draai, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 75mm, 1/1000, F7.1, ISO 640

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Kgalagadi sunset

Kgalagadi sunset
Taken near Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
F13, 1/800, ISO 800


Monday, 24 November 2014

Striped Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher
Near Craig Lockhart, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/500, F9, ISO 1250

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Scaly-feathered Weavers

Scaly-feathered Weavers (Baardmannetjies)
Cubitje Quap, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/1250, F16, ISO 1000

Monday, 10 November 2014

Lappet-faced Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture
Kwang, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/640, F16, ISO 800

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Cape Sparrows in flight

Cape Sparrows and a Sociable Weaver in flight
Cubitje Quap, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/2500, F11, ISO 800

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Juvenile Black Shouldered Kite

Juvenile Black-shouldered Kite
Near Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/1250, F9, ISO 1000



Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Cub climbing tree

I will climb and bite this tree... :-)
Rooikop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Taken @ 400mm, 1/640, F9, ISO 1250

Friday, 24 October 2014

Two Bulbuls

Two Bulbuls sitting in a tree
Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 400mm, 1/1600, F4.5, ISO 200

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bateleurs in a tree

2 Bateleurs in a Camelthorn tree
Near Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/200, F9, ISO 1000

Friday, 10 October 2014

Black-chested Snake Eagle

Black-chested Snake Eagle in flight
These eagles are very similar in appearance to the Martial Eagle, although it has a white chest.
Near Rooibrak, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/2500, F9, ISO 1600


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Kgalagadi Landscape

Typical Kgalagadi Landscape
Near Lijersdraai, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Taken @ 25s, F16, ISO 50 with an ND Filter for some movement in the grass and clouds.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Nossob timelapse


Nossob timelapse
Not with a single photo but 550 photo’s combined into a timelapse video. When you are here you can hear the wildlife long into the evening even after the camp fires went out and everyone’s asleep. The sounds of jackals calling, lions roaring and even the hoo-hoo of an owl or two. The allurement of Nossob and of the Kgalagadi is magical and makes one want to come back time and again. Here the supermoon rises above the campsite. Fires burning and stories about the day are being told.
Back at home, I can hear the waves breaking, now and then a dog barking and wonder, where have all the wildlife gone…
Taken @ 17mm, 5s, F4, ISO 640


Friday, 26 September 2014

Lioness licking her paw

Just like a big house cat
14th Borehole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 1/500, F11, ISO 800



Thursday, 25 September 2014

Seagull with mussel

Hartlaub Seagull holding a black mussel
Taken @ 1/2500, F7.1, ISO 640



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Brants's whistling rat

Whistling rat, not whistling but chewing...
Near Langklaas, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/640, F9, ISO 800


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Pygmy Falcon

Pygmy Falcon
Near 14th Borehole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

These Pygmy falcons become 19-20cm and are the smallest raptors in Africa.

Taken @ 800mm, 1/800, F13, ISO 800

Monday, 15 September 2014

Tawny Eagle scream

Tawny Eagle screams

Near Rooibrak, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/640, F9, ISO 800

Friday, 12 September 2014

Verreaux eagle-owl

Verreaux (or Giant) Eagle owl
Near Sitzas, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/200, F8, ISO 2500


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Affection between lioness and her cub

Affection between lioness and her cub

Rooikop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 400mm, 1/400, F11, ISO1250

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mata Mata sunset

Mata Mata often has the most spectacular sunsets
Mata Mata, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Monday, 8 September 2014

Oryx lying in the sand

Cold winter's morning, curling up in the sun
Notice the upside down black V's on their bodies.
13th Borehole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/3200, F8, ISO 800


Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dancer's pose

Cave Yoga - Dancer's pose
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Taken in slippery cave @ 1/250, F8, ISO 100


Friday, 5 September 2014

Hoopoe

Hoopoo sitting in a tree

Monro, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/400, F10, ISO 800


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Lion brotherly love

2 Young Lions
2 Young Lions, one playfully holding the other one's head while it's getting licked.
13th Borehole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/500, F10, ISO 800


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tawny Eagle chases other away

Tawny Eagle jumping on the other one's back to chase it off it's branch
Craig Lockhart, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/320, F9, ISO 800



Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Big eye

Lioness scanning the surroundings
Between Sitzas and Dalkeith, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Taken @ 800mm (yes she was really close), 1/60, F13, ISO 1250


Monday, 1 September 2014

Pearl Spotted Owlet



Pearl Spotted Owlet
Near Dalkeith, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Taken @ 800mm, 1/1000, F9, ISO 800

Friday, 29 August 2014

3 Little Birds

3 Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters sitting snug for some warmth
Batulama, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Taken @ 800mm, 1/320, F9, ISO 1250


Thursday, 28 August 2014

2 Oryx fighting it out

2 Oryx, head to head
Two Oryx fighting it out. Sitzas, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Taken @ 800mm, F9, 1/320, ISO 1000

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

White-backed Vulture building a nest

White-backed Vulture breaks off a twig and flies off to build it's nest.
Near Dalkeith, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Taken @ 800mm, F13, 1/1250, ISO 1250.


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Cub hugs

Cubs hugging their mother lioness
Rooikop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Taken @ 400mm, F9, 1/640, ISO 1250.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Giraffes and a chewing stick

As with any giraffe, is matters how tall you are :-)
13th borehole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tree and Cheetah

A Cheetah roaming in the veld
Near Kwang, Kgalagadi. Taken at 800mm, f8, 1/640, ISO 1000.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Cape foxes

Cape foxes
These are small foxes (weigh up to 5kg), also know as the silver-backed foxes. They have silver and black fur on their backs and a black tail. Underside is yellowish. They can be found in open grassland plains to deserts. These creatures are nocturnal and are omnivores, meaning they eat plants and small mammals like birds, spiders and reptiles. They do not kill sheep and very rarely lambs. Their life expectancy is 6-10 years. (Vulpes chama)

Thursday, 1 May 2014