On Safari in South Africa

August 19, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

The Beauty of Africa

Whatever your idea of Africa may be, there are no words to describe the experience.  At every moment, all your senses are awakened and I was fortunate to experience it as well as capture it with my camera.  This gallery represents a sampling of what I photographed during my stay in Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life, including the Big 5 Game (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino). Sabi Sands sits on the outskirts of Krueger National Park. On the Prawl20x30” canvas wrap with black edges $500

Throughout the week I enjoyed observing:

  • Pride of six LIONesses and 10 cubs wake up, stretch and walk for their day’s adventure
  • Sabi Sands Adult Male LEOPARD strut his stuff at morning, noon and night
  • Herd of ELEPHANTs tearing up trees to make what is known as “African toothpicks”
  • GIRAFFEs exploring the region and the lone giraffe at the watering hole
  • Crash of RHINOs enjoying a mud bath and sharpening their horns
  • IMPALAS grazing : aka fast food of the bush with the McDonald’s marking on their rear
  • Male KUDU crossing the road. Don’t ask why did the Kudu cross the road!
  • Black WILDEBEEST stretch and graze
  • YELLOWBILLED HORNBILL - aka Zazu from Lion King to complete the Africa experience!

Sabi Sands ZA-3152 The animals were well habituated to the vehicle allowing me “front row seat” access to see and photograph them. All images in this gallery are shot with a 105mm lens so you know just how close.  The images along the right sidebar are some snapshots of me during the five days. And for you coffee lovers, that’s me having my Starbucks - BUSH STYLE - morning cup of java!

 

Aside from the wildlife, the landscape is so majestic and serene. The synergy in this land exemplifies the circle of life.  The extremes in color and light are truly remarkable! From the morning fog lifting to a beautiful blue sky that transcends into the most brilliant of sunsets you can imagine, only to start once again the next day.  The pictures are just a glimpse of such beauty.

Sabi Sands ZA-3974 Email me if you would like to join me on an Africa photo safari summer 2013 (Africa’s winter) and experience this amazing land for yourself!

 

Click here to see the full album from Sabi Sands Game Reserve's Safari.


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