Leopard vs Warthog in Kruger
Apr16

Leopard vs Warthog in Kruger

Leopard vs Warthog in Kruger Wildlife photographer Sheila from Sheila’s Africa, was lucky enough to be in the north of the Kruger National Park when she came across a sighting that would quickly become epic! While sitting at the Sable Dam in the Kruger Park, she was watching a warthog wallowing when she spotted movement in the bank about the pig. What followed was an epic battle between the agile and bigger leopard and the razor sharp tusked stocky warthog...

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Botswana Photographic Safari – Client Feedback
Apr07

Botswana Photographic Safari – Client Feedback

We received client feedback from a Botswana Photographic Safari in the form of wonderful photos. Nik visited the best areas of Botswana staying at Camp Xakanaka in the Moremi Game Reserve,  Xugana Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta,  Savuti Safari Lodge and Chobe Elephant Camp, both in Chobe National Park, but in very very different areas. Nik had this to say: I had a wonderful time, all the lodges were excellent, though Chobe Elephant Camp was very hot! I saw many different animals, everything from Dung Beetles to Elephants and a wide variety of bird life.   Botswana Photographic Safari photos from Nik: Gorgeous sunsets at Xakanaxa Black Backed Jackal in the Moremi Fish Eagle in the Moremi Blue Cheeked Bee-Eater in the Okavango Delta Neck Spotted Otter in the Okavango Delta Little Bee-eater in the Okavango Delta Curious Hippo in the Okavango Delta Adbims Stork in the Savuti Getting close with an elephant at Savuti Blue Cheeked bee-eater in Savuti Beautiful leopard at Savuti Lion Cubs playing at Savuit Relief from the heat in Chobe Perfect pose! In Chobe Big herd of Giraffe in Chobe Beautiful Sable Antelope herd in Chobe Time for a swim in Chobe Lioness surveying...

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Birds of the Okavango and Linyanti in Botswana
Mar06

Birds of the Okavango and Linyanti in Botswana

The Okavango and Linyanti are a bird watchers paradise These images were taken by Kevin, who recently spent some time in the Okavango and Linyanti and Savuti areas of the Chobe National Park in Botswana and the Okavango Delta. The Okavango and the Linyanti are home to a plethora of birds, making this area a twitcher’s paradise. There are hundreds of local and migratory birds that call this part of Botswana home. Kevin took pictures of the white fronted bee-eater, the majestic Fish eagle, woodlands and pied kingfisher, red bishops, red-billed quelea, lilac-breasted roller and...

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Savuti in Pictures
Mar06

Savuti in Pictures

Wildlife photos of the Savuti, Chobe. The Savuti Marsh is in the south west of the Chobe National Park, Botswana. This area is well known for its predator sightings with lions, leopards and hyenas all competing in the game rich area.  Lions have been known to hunt elephants in the Savuti! It was here that the amazing wildlife documentaries made by legendary Dereck and Beverly Joubert were made. The Savuti Channel is fed by the Linyanti river. This in turn empties out into the Savuti Marsh.  The Savuti Channel has flowed and dried up a few times over the last few centuries. Notably in the early 1980’s, the channel stopped flowing, the marsh dried up and the life blood of the area disappeared.  Pumps kept the waterholes flowing and these areas became major hotspots for game viewing. Then suddenly in the 2000’s the channel began flowing again, bringing with it life. Here are some images all taken by Kevin Maclauglin, who recently spent some time at the tented camp of Camp Savuti.                          ...

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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 rhythmic and graceful manner. This is not a mating dance but in fact a duel. Giraffe are not violent, predatory animals but rather gentle herbivores. Seeing bachelor giraffe go neck and neck in a duel is a placid affair to witness. The aim here is for the bull to thrust his horns onto his enemy’s body, defend himself and mimic the oppositions movements. With these interactions a type of dance ensues. Jochen is based at Africa on Foot in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and captured this Giraffe Necking Duel on camera.                ...

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Kruger’s Klaserie vs Botswana’s Okavango Delta – In Pictures
Feb13

Kruger’s Klaserie vs Botswana’s Okavango Delta – In Pictures

Kruger’s Klaserie vs Botswana’s Okavango Delta – By Carolynne Higgins This week has seen an influx of images from our photographer, Jochen, who is based in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. In conjunction with that, Kevin and Chloe have just sent through a plethora of wildife images from the Okavango Delta. Kevlo (combine Chloe and Kevin’s name) appear to be having an incredible time on their African adventure with Afrika Ecco Safaris. The Klaserie saw an abundance of African wild dog sightings this past week, the birth of a buffalo calf, a hippo showdown and elephant herds swimming in the dam. Oh, and let’s not forget – there were also sightings of the Trilogy coalition of lions. There is a consistent flow of ranger reports about the the presence of elephant herds around our camps. For all the Ornithologists out there, there have been reports of tawny eagles, herons and vultures. It seems Kevlo have spotted plenty of elephants, hippos, zebra, baboon and red lechwe while in the Delta. I am sure they are enjoing taking photos of wildlife dotted against the Botswana horizon while exploring untouched corners of the globe. Browse through this week’s images and let us know your favourite image – is it one of Kevlo’s photos from the Okavango Delta or Jochen’s photos from the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve?   Photos from the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Kruger                                   Photos from the Okavango Delta, Botswana                  ...

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Exquisite beauty of the Leopards of Londolozi – by Brett Thomson
Jun18

Exquisite beauty of the Leopards of Londolozi – by Brett Thomson

Sometimes you just need to let the images do the talking! All images by James Crookes and taken at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. View their location...

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