Nope. It’s not Photoshop. I can only dream of knowing how to do something that cool! In this case, the illusion of miniature comes across as this baby and adult giraffe cross a road in The Kruger at different heights. Happy Monday, friends. May your work week be pleasant, and your problems miniature! 😉 Love, … More Miniature Giraffe!
At Kruger this past weekend, we came across the deadliest snake in Africa: the puff adder. Most people think of the black mamba first when they think of deadly snakes, and with good reason, but the puff adder causes the most deaths.
Recently, I read an article on South Africa’s News24 about the latest hypothesis on why Zebras have stripes. Long story short, apparently “blood-feeding flies shun stripey surfaces and prefer instead to land on uniform colours.” I don’t know when this latest science will be replaced by another, but in the meantime I’ll be the strange-looking … More Parasitic Fly Problem? Dress Like a Zebra!
The sighting, September of last year, was our second time seeing this vulnerable species in Kruger National Park. It was around sunset on our way back to our campsite at Pretoriuskop. This bird not only looks strange, but apparently has some breeding habits that make it very slow to reproduce. According to wikitardia, Southern Ground … More Southern Ground Hornbill in The Kruger
Today’s photos are from a trip to Kruger National Park last September, where we encountered a pack of hyena with cubs on the H1-1 near Pretoriuskop. As we arrived, one brave little one was glaring down car tires. It quickly joined its sibling in the brush, however, and we drove away because one of the … More Hyenas in The Kruger
On our last vacation to Kruger National Park, we were fortunate to see several rhinos. While we’re far from experienced game viewers, we learned pretty quickly to watch the path of a grazing animal and look for areas around us (some game paths are not as obvious as others) where it looked like it might … More Rhino Crossing
This was a muffled phrase heard frequently in the early years of our marriage, as one or the other of us would sneak attack. It’s been a long time since either of us have had the energy or ambition for pouncing, and the best effort these days is generally crop-dusting or cup-caking, followed by a giggle. … More Quit Sitting on My Head!
Spotted this pair of African Fish Eagles along the Lower Sabie River, between the rest camps of Lower Sabie and Crocodile Bridge. They are African Fish Eagles. Apparently there are only about 128 in the park, according to Robert’s birding guide, but they are relatively easy to find, since they live, feed and mate along … More African Fish Eagles
This very pretty, medium-sized antelope is apparently dangerous to hunt. If wounded, he will hide in the bush and impale you with his sharp horns when you come looking for him. Go, bushbuck! Of course, I say that, but I also wouldn’t want any hunters I know getting hurt. But the hunters I know practice … More Bushbuck in The Kruger
Well how else was I supposed to get your attention today? Let’s face it…Thursday is that day where we all struggle to keep our faces off the desk and wonder why Friday can’t arrive any faster. But I wasn’t lying about the butt-sniffing giraffe, or at least, my warped view of the encounter. I was … More Butt-Sniffing Giraffe