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    Kgalagadi Transfrontier, Augrabies, Namaqua... Wait for me to have some days-off to discover these areas!! 

    And of course the Kuruman River Reserve, where I work now...

  • We took another trip to the Kgalagadi early Feb 2016, here are a few shots...

    Another Kgalagadi trip 

    Just walking down the dune

    Another Kgalagadi trip

     What is this?

    Another Kgalagadi trip

    Snarling lion (this is what happened when a stupid tourist gets out of his car to have a better shot!!!)

    Another Kgalagadi trip

     Is there something wrong?? (Pale chanting goshawk)

    Another Kgalagadi trip

     Herd over the horizon 

    Another Kgalagadi trip

     Full speed (red hartebeests)

     Another Kgalagadi trip

    Fight

    Another Kgalagadi trip

     The queen taking a morning stroll 

    Another Kgalagadi trip

    Mid air!

     


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  • Just trying out new things with an HDR software: Aurora HDR Pro

    I'm quite pleased with the result even though they are first tries...

    Augrabies HDR

    Augrabies HDR

    Augrabies HDR

    Augrabies HDR


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  • It's funny how from one trip to the next the same place can be so different. If during our stay in August, we saw only males, this time, in November, we saw only lionesses and their prides.

     

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP

    Prides of the desert, Kgalagadi NP


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  • The Kgagaladi is well-known for it's black maned lions. Actually, you can find lions with black manes in many other places as it is just a darker coloration mostly due to aging.

    In any case, the park leaved up to its name during our trips and we saw these beautiful cats quite often during our stay late August, mainly around waterholes.

     

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of Mabuasehube, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP

    Black manes of the Kalahari, Kgalagadi NP


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  • Ok, the Kalahari is well-know for its black maned lions, ut by now, you know me, I really wanted to see spotted hyaena sas well. And we got lucky as we bumped on them twice, resting just by the road. Both groups had young ones about 6 months old with them, so it was delightful to spend some time with them.

     

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Resting ON the road!

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Enjoying a drink

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Cooling off

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Taking a walk

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Drinking with mum

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

     

    Taking a nap

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP

    Spotties, Kgalagadi NP


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