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Kruger Park Visit 2015 ii

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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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More Animals…

Pilanesberg - Elephant

Pilanesberg – Elephant

Pianesberg - Giraffe & Zebra

Pianesberg – Giraffe & Zebra

Pilanesberg - Warthog

Pilanesberg – Warthog

Pilanesberg - Young Warthog Kneeling

Pilanesberg – Young Warthog Kneeling

Note: Warthogs are a type of wild pig.

Images and post ©Denise G Allen, 05 February 2013 17:15


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Searching…

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The view from a picnic site where we stopped to stretch our legs:

Pilanesberg - View

Pilanesberg – View

Here we have a group of Blou Wildebeeste (direct translation: Blue Wild Beasts/Animals). There were many herds of these scattered throughout the park, often accompanied by zebra.

Pilanesberg - Blou Wildebeeste

Pilanesberg – Blou Wildebeeste

A Blou Wildebees male:

Pilanesberg - Blou Wildebees

Pilanesberg – Blou Wildebees

Searching…

Our eyes focus on the distant hills,
Scour the savannah below,
Then comb the undergrowth
Seeking a sign that we’re not alone.
Many a time we see
A giraffe’s head perched on a tree
And, as the road winds, all too often we find
He’s watching the view while he dines.
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We came across a few giraffe at the side of the road. The first picture shows the giraffe gazing rather vacantly in our direction. The second photo shows a distinct change in his expression – mainly the set of his ears which are usually expressive in most animals – and his mouth.

Pilanesberg - Giraffe

Pilanesberg – Giraffe

Pilanesberg - Giraffe

Pilanesberg – Giraffe

Images and post ©Denise G Allen, 03 February 2013 22:28


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Holiday with the Animals

Bakgatla Resort, Pilanesberg National Park, North West

I am really lucky to have been invited to join a group of friends going to spend about a week in the Pilanesberg National Park. I wil be back next weekend, hopefully with more photo’s for you. I am so excited… I can’t wait… My first holiday in literally years! Sitting round the campfire, listening to the sounds of the bush… wonderful!

Here are some pictures taken from Google Maps.

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