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Kruger Park Visit 2015 ii

Post No. 881

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Kruger Park Visit 2015 ii

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NB : Click on each photograph to enlarge it, then press the arrow (top left) to return. Also another click on the photo will enlarge it even more.

A group of giraffe leaving the dam

A group of giraffe leaving the dam

A giraffe feasting on a thorn tree

A giraffe feasting on a thorn tree

Lion looking out across the river

Lion looking out across the river

Lion resting in the shade

Lion resting in the shade

Lion still resting in the shade

Lion still resting in the shade

There was such a variety of birds. I believe this is a lilac breasted roller.

There was such a variety of birds. I believe this is a lilac breasted roller.

Sunrise on the day before we left

Sunrise on the day before we left


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Kruger Park Visit – 2015

Post No. 880

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Kruger Park Visit – 2015 

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NB : Click on each photograph to enlarge it, then press the arrow (top left) to return

A lone buffalo

A lone buffalo

A crocodile

A crocodile almost submerged

Another crocodile further along the river

At least three hippo’s popping up for air

Elephants enjoying the river water

Elephants enjoying the river water

More elephant

More elephant

A trio of giraffe near the river

A trio of giraffe near the river

To be continued…


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Hunting – with a Camera

Post No. 879

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Hunting – with a Camera

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NB : Click on each photograph to enlarge it, then press the arrow (top left) to return

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…where elephants, rhino’s and hippo’s become

gigantic rocks in or out of water

and/or vice versa

imagination also plays a part

with shadows imitating animal shapes…

so let’s play eye spy

We're on our way

We’re on our way

hot and dry

Heat haze

Heat haze

and around the first bend…

Wild dogs

Wild dogs

Wild dogs

Wild dogs

see the one in front

we were lucky to see the wild dogs as they seldom show themselves. This was a large group of 12-15, all ages, with the younger ones being very playful despite the heat.

Lone giraffe

Lone giraffe

Giraffe are sometimes difficult to spot

Antelope

Antelope

and so are the various antelope

Antelope

Antelope

the lookout –

Antelope

Antelope 2

can you spot her?

Lioness

Lioness

back view of her head; she kept nodding off then her head flopped down flat

Lioness facing away from camera

Lioness facing away from camera

To be continued… (this post was to show how difficult it is to spot animals in the wild)


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In the Wild

Post No. 878

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In the Wild

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Driving at a snail’s pace corrugations rattle

As the road runs over arid riverbeds

The scenery loops round and round, over and over

A recording stuck in the groove

Then slowly a change takes place, a small dam ~

A large puddle ~ and just around the bend a trickle

As water dribbles along between giant rocks

Growing gradually longer, wider, stronger

Yet the overall emptiness of the riverbed remained

Small antelope could be seen now and again

The young kicking up their heels with frisky leaps

And majestic posing of adults in their prime

Making us aware of their entitlement and our intrusion

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©Denise G Allen, 05 October 2015 08:32


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Thirst

Post No. 877

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Thirst

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Dry heat dances above the tarmac

Eyes burning, searing, searching

Dense bush along the roadsides

With glimpses of clearings as we ride

Dirt replaces tar and rough replaces smooth

Saplings predominate

But some giants stand proud and tall

Greenery is mostly grey

Riverbeds lie yawning, boulder-strewn, bone dry

The rains are coming by and by…

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©Denise G Allen, 04 October 2015 07:52