South Africa – Animals
South Africa, of course, is known for the wide variety of animals that live in the grasslands. We went out at 5:30 a.m. and again at 4:40 p.m. each day to look for animals.
Surprisingly, the animals mostly ignore the vehicles; these shots were taken from no more than 25 feet away.
my son Grey along with our trackers
the most modern conveyance!
nothing starts the morning off right like being chased by an elephant
he got bigger as he got closer
and we were wondering if he were upset with us…but he finally brushed past the truck with barely a glance
how would you like to keep this water clean?
baby rhino being fed by bottle
the King of Beasts takes a nap in the road
no two zebra patterns are the same
female rhino; you can tell because the horn isn’t damaged by fighting
two stories high!
only his mother could love the lowly undertaker bird
but any mother would be proud of this crowned crane offspring
a gemsbok looks like he’s wearing striped socks!
female ostrich; males are darker than females, so they are better camouflaged at night when they sit on their nest
remember, Cape Town is close to Antartica…so penguins live on the beach
wild dog is one of the most endangered animals
the circle of life necessarily involves death