We spent much of our time in Kruger looking for carnivores to photograph. This meant many hours in the car and, often, passing by rhino, elephant and antelope without stopping.
We spent much of our time in Kruger looking for carnivores to photograph. This meant many hours in the car and, often, passing by rhino, elephant and antelope without stopping.
Many pictures in this set are close-ups, framing the animals in portrait.
Many pictures in this set are close-ups, framing the animals in portrait.
Slender Mongoose. We had to try hard not to hit these guys with our car. They seemed to always be scurrying across the road.
Slender Mongoose. We had to try hard not to hit these guys with our car. They seemed to always be scurrying across the road.
The blue of the sky in this picture was really the norm during winter in South Africa. The Bateleur looks good in blue.
The blue of the sky in this picture was really the norm during winter in South Africa. The Bateleur looks good in blue.
A young Hyena enjoys the evening sun.
A young Hyena enjoys the evening sun.
Cape White-Eye
Cape White-Eye
Animals show a variety of emotions. This Wild Dog looks menacing but is actually just arching its back after a nap.
Animals show a variety of emotions. This Wild Dog looks menacing but is actually just arching its back after a nap.
One moment later, the same Wild Dog appears to lovingly nuzzle its friend. The expression is that of a domestic dog.
One moment later, the same Wild Dog appears to lovingly nuzzle its friend. The expression is that of a domestic dog.
In the end it took quite a bit of convincing by the one dog to get other one to wake up.
In the end it took quite a bit of convincing by the one dog to get other one to wake up.
Wake up!
Wake up!
A Collared Sunbird on a cactus in Kruger National Park.
A Collared Sunbird on a cactus in Kruger National Park.
Three starlings
Three starlings
A young leopard waits to see if the coast is clear.
A young leopard waits to see if the coast is clear.
A mother leopard encourages her cub to cross the street.
A mother leopard encourages her cub to cross the street.
Eventually they cross together.
Eventually they cross together.
Leopard leavings. We waited nearly 2 hours for the leopard to return to its kill, but no joy.
Leopard leavings. We waited nearly 2 hours for the leopard to return to its kill, but no joy.
A Kori Bustard searches for food in the early morning.
A Kori Bustard searches for food in the early morning.
Lending a weary eye towards the oncoming herd of buffalo.
Lending a weary eye towards the oncoming herd of buffalo.
These buffalos were not impressed by the lions sleeping near their grazing grounds. Soon they began a charge to chase the lions away.
These buffalos were not impressed by the lions sleeping near their grazing grounds. Soon they began a charge to chase the lions away.
The standoff continued
The standoff continued
Not happy about being chased from his napping spot in the shade.
Not happy about being chased from his napping spot in the shade.
Always just on the periphery of carnage.
Always just on the periphery of carnage.
Lucky charms. Every time we saw Southern Ground Hornbill in Kruger, we had good luck with carnivores!
Lucky charms. Every time we saw Southern Ground Hornbill in Kruger, we had good luck with carnivores!
White Rhino
White Rhino
View over the Bldye RIver Canyon
View over the Bldye RIver Canyon
Burchell's Coucal in Kruger
Burchell's Coucal in Kruger
Double-Banded Soundgrouse (female) in Kruger
Double-Banded Soundgrouse (female) in Kruger
Crested Barbet. A common visitor around campsites in Kruger.
Crested Barbet. A common visitor around campsites in Kruger.
A Black-Backed Jackal checks his six.
A Black-Backed Jackal checks his six.
The Klipspringer. For my money, the antelope with the most personality.
The Klipspringer. For my money, the antelope with the most personality.
I bet its breath is horrendous.
I bet its breath is horrendous.
Just lion around
Just lion around
A Spotted Hyena with cub.
A Spotted Hyena with cub.
Good morning
Good morning
Always good to have an Oxpecker around to keep one clean.
Always good to have an Oxpecker around to keep one clean.
Creating a traffic jam
Creating a traffic jam
The cheetah is the most elegant of the large cats
The cheetah is the most elegant of the large cats
Teddybear ears.
Teddybear ears.
The White Rhino is actually more aptly named Square-Lipped Rhino.
The White Rhino is actually more aptly named Square-Lipped Rhino.