On our latest trip to the Kruger I was lucky enough to have some close encounters with the resident birdlife. Below you can see a white-browed robin-chat, a Cape glossy starling and a crested barbet.
Cape glossy starling
Cape glossy starling
On my latest trip I had the privilege to see an African rock python lazing below a bridge.
African rock pythons are Africa’s largest species; on average, their length ranges from 3 to 3.5m.
The Kruger’s Wilderness Trails include a daily morning hike and a shorter evening walk or sundowner. After a tiring morning, our group opted for sundowners the first evening. Our guides drove us to a tranquil viewpoint, from which we could enjoy the sunset over one of the few rivers which have survived the drought.
In September we visited the Nyalaland Wilderness Trail, an isolated tented camp near Punda Maria Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park. The camp was in a beautiful and serene setting, overlooking a lovely river. A must-do for any reasonably fit nature lovers… who don’t mind a couple of days without electricity or running water!
Each tent contains two single beds (and a porta-potty behind a curtain).
The informal dining room and tea station, which has a gorgeous view over the river.
The fire-pit and seating area; the perfect place to chat and admire the stars on a cool spring night!
The view from the dining table
Cape Town’s Muizenberg beach is famous for its very colourful beach huts – so, of course, my sister and I went for a walk there during sunset one evening.
Here are some more images from my trip to Cape Town: these are from World of Birds, a bird sanctuary in Hout Bay.
While I was in Cape Town, my sister and I visited the penguin colony at Boulders’ Beach. The very harsh midday light lent itself well to black and white photography.
Meet Fly, another of my sister’s cats. The first image was taken in natural light, while Fly was playing on the grass. The other two are lit by an external flash through an umbrella.
This is Bean – my sister’s little ginger cat. I tried to replicate the effect of firelight by bouncing my off-camera flash off the wall next to where Bean was lying.
Star is my sister’s lovely labrador/rottweiler/border-collie puppy. She sweetly posed for me after a long tiring walk – I bounced my flash off the wall to camera-right.