Video of Lion Attacking a Leopard at Kirkman’s Camp in Kruger
Oct25

Video of Lion Attacking a Leopard at Kirkman’s Camp in Kruger

We’ve all watched the YouTube video about the Battle of the Kruger that made unsuspecting tourists gain recognition for their amateur video. A similar event happened to Matthew Poole, a professional guide and ranger from &Beyond Kirkman’s Camp. While taking guests on one of their game drives, they stumbled across a rather rare event that delivered predator-on-predator action! One of the large males from a coalition of...

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Awe-inspiring Angles on Wildlife Photography
Jul03

Awe-inspiring Angles on Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography has a big, big place in this world. Whether it be a passion or a career, for art or for marketing; photographing wild animals all over the world is a culture. Canon or Nikon (or neither of the above), cameras and photography have evolved over time, and now, in a time when people feast with their eyes, imagery of animals in their natural habitats is used for not only pleasure, but for education, conservation, and...

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“Vanishing Kings” Lion Shot in Human-Wildlife Conflict
Jun23

“Vanishing Kings” Lion Shot in Human-Wildlife Conflict

Hearts are broken in the world of lion conservation after the news of one of the Five Musketeers, featured in the recently released documentary Vanishing Kings, has died after being shot in an incident of human-wildlife conflict in Namibia’s Damaraland. Devastatingly, human-lion conflict is a reality for local farmers and the endangered population of desert lions living in the Damaraland, and last week, an incident took place that saw...

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Giraffe Necking Duel in Kruger
Feb24

Giraffe Necking Duel in Kruger

Bull giraffe are not violent by nature but certainly have a protective instinct when their young are under threat. By nature, they are not territorial like many of the cat species and they move from one location to the next in search of cows on heat. The only antagonism that arises between giraffe bulls is when a hierarchy is being established, or they are protecting a female in estrus. Guests may come across two giraffe necking in a...

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Elephant in the Kalahari!
Jan13

Elephant in the Kalahari!

An elephant in the Kalahari! Gosh, what a treat! Nadia from SAN Parks posted on their forum about a contractor of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park had an unusual sighting on the weekend – an elephant!  This lone bull elephant was spotted about  50km’s north of the camp Mata Mata on Saturday 10 January.  He was heading towards Namibia!  Elephants in the Kalahari are not common at all, however there are the desert...

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Cheetahs in the Serengeti use safari vehicle to scout game
Jan05

Cheetahs in the Serengeti use safari vehicle to scout game

 Cheetahs in the Serengeti   The Serengeti in Tanzania is well known for it massive herds of wildebeest that migrate through the vast open plains from the north in the Masai Mara through to the south in the Serengeti and back. There are often upwards of a million buck in this migration, with thousands of zebra joining the trek. Big cats are known to be in abundance all year, as there is always game, even when the migration is not...

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Elephant vs Crocodile at Lion Sands, Kruger National Park
Dec30

Elephant vs Crocodile at Lion Sands, Kruger National Park

Elephant vs Crocodile in the Kruger National Park This morning on a game drive the guests at Lion Sands, in Kruger Concessions of Kruger National Park, were enjoying a peaceful time with a herd of elephants swimming and drinking at the newly flowing river. Suddenly their attention was drawn to the bank by an elephant trumpeting in distress. A quick thinking guest snapped the photo below. It seems that the elephant was in the shallows...

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