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Photography by Jennie Stock

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Game viewing

Etosha National Park

Being lucky enough to have more time than usual for our visits to South Africa, we added on a trip to Namibia and Botswana. From Cape Town we flew to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, where we hired a vehicle... Continue Reading →

Birds of Kruger

One of my favourite things about Kruger is the amazing variety of birds found in the bushveld; absolute heaven for a self-confessed bird nerd. The interesting perches chosen by the birds add to the photographic potential. The use of the... Continue Reading →

Antelope antics

This male steenbok seems to be twisting himself in knots, trying to decide whether to freeze or flee. You can't really blame him - steenbok are a small antelope and prey for leopards and eagles, among others. I think I'd... Continue Reading →

Watery wildlife

A new discovery for us in Kruger was the hide at Lake Panic, near the Skukuza rest camp. The light wasn't great when we were there which made bird photography quite tricky but I did manage to capture some of... Continue Reading →

Elusive Big Five

Good sightings of elephant and buffalo quickly knocked two of the Big Five off the list, but the other three proved a bit more elusive. It was mid-week before anyone saw a cat, in the form of a rather distant... Continue Reading →

Monkeying around

This large male Chacma baboon turned out to be a rather scary problem at the Nkuhlu picnic site in Kruger. I took this picture when he came to see whether we were getting food out of the car (only money... Continue Reading →

Kruger elephants

This young elephant gave us a bit of an uneasy moment when it started shaking its head and trunk. They were quite close and moving towards where we were stopped on the causeway, level with the river bed. Luckily it... Continue Reading →

Birds and buffalo

Satara is a lovely camp - we all wished for more nights there. What should have been a post-lunch siesta time was spent stalking birds, like this lovely Mourning dove, in front of the rondavels (the round thatched huts typical... Continue Reading →

Misty morning in Kruger

We were all up bright and early on our first morning in the park - except it wasn't really very bright at all, rather it was misty and quite gloomy for the first couple of hours. Undeterred we set off... Continue Reading →

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