These crowned plover were also posing last week end in the Magaliesberg - it seldon that you get this close to then because they normally run or fly off.
I took these photos this past weekend while taking a break in the Magaliesberg area. I have seldom seen black swans before and was fascinated by the patterns created by their feather and the contrast of their red eyes and beaks, although one had browner coloured eyes. They were attempting to sleep and were placing their beaks under their wings.
Just a few shots from earlier this afternoon of the birds enjoying the seeds and fruit put out for them.
These silhouettes were shot at sunset of darters in a tree overhanging a pond at Kruger lodge, Hazyview.
This monitor was at the Hazyview, Perry's Bridge Reptile Park. I really enjoyed spending time observing his/her movements. These photos were taken in full midday sun.
This shoot was done early August. It was a privilege to take these photos of sweet, 3 week old, Gabriella and proud, loving parents - Sarah and Jason. Gabriella was so well behaved as we disrupted some of her normal routine - I even got a few moments to snuggle her :). This was another shoot were I struggled to choose the final photos.
Out of the blue we were offered the opportunity to visit Hazyview for a weekend and so spent another privileged day in Kruger. Here are photos from that day.
These are the rest of the photos from the day in Kruger. I particularly loved the photos I managed to get of the water buck, his position in the landscape and the morning light were just perfect (in my opinion). We also managed to get some relaxed time with a number of different small herds of elephants with young and elephant bulls and so there are quite a number of elephant photos that I struggled to choose from.
These were the photos I managed to get of some of of the birds of Kruger on the single day we were there two weeks back . . . wish we were back there rather than about to survive the next cold front. Hope these make you feel warmer :).
On an early morning visit to the Kruger Park last week, on the road to Orpen, some zebra crossed the road. This is two shots of one of them - I just love the light in these photos.