I had the opportunity to pet this cheetah while visiting the Cheetah Rehabilitation Center in the northwestern region of South Africa.
I photographed this Baboon at the Table Mountain National Park in South Africa last year. He was eating insects plucked from the grassy area.
I photographed this Tidal Pool at the Table Mountain National Park in South Africa. The park has many features and wildlife to photograph.
This is another African Penguin photograph taken near Simon’s Town, South Africa during my trip to that great country last May.
I photographed this Penguin Nest Builder during my trip to Simon’s Town South Africa. The colony is located in the center of the town.
I spotted this pair of Little Bee-Eaters while on a trip to South Africa last year. The male on the left brought food to the female.
I photographed the Cape Point Lighthouse during my trip to South Africa last year. We drove down from Cape Town to spend the day there.
I photographed this Little Bee-Eater at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game-Reserve during my trip last May to South Africa.
I photographed this African sunrise during my trip to South Africa last year. I kept looking for a lone tree and this one stood out.
I photographed this Wahlberg’s Eagle at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve during my trip to South Africa earlier this year.
I photographed this White-fronted Bee Eater at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve during my trip to South Africa this year.
This is the last of my high-key images from my trip to South Africa. It is of a lonely zebra that I took at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.
I photographed these sparring hippos during a trip to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. They were in an inlet leading to Lake Santa Lucia.
I captured this image of a Caracal during my visit to the Cheetah Rehabilitation facility in the northeastern part of South Africa.
This photograph of the Blue Gum Tree sunset is the third in the series taken during last month’s trip to South Africa. The first two are from a distance.
I was going through the remaining wildlife photos from my recent trip to South Africa when I came across this male Nyala.
I created this Zulu Railway Sunrise photo from a single image. I used photoshop to achieve the design objective that I had in mind. Is this wrong?
The Common Warthog is wild member of the pig family and is probably one of the ugliest animals in the animal kingdom. It’s not much better looking in person.
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was high on my list of places to visit during my trip to South Africa. I used my ND Filters to photograph its wonderful beaches.
One of the highlights to my trip to Cape Town in South Africa was a visit to Simon’s Town and specifically to Boulders Beach to see the the African Penguin.
After visiting the Cape of Good Hope I decided to stop at a rocky outcrop to photograph the surf and the rocks prior to heading back to Cape Town.
The White Rhinoceros, along with the Black Rhinoceros, is part of the “Big Five” group of African game animals.
I drove up Chapman’s Peak Drive on my way back to Cape Town from the Cape of Good Hope and stopped in the town of Clifton. This is where I captured this sunset.
I was expecting to see a lot of wildlife during my trip to South Africa but I was not expecting to see an Ostrich on the road to the Cape of Good Hope, but I did.
This photograph of a female Nyala was taken in the wild during one of our excursions at the Zulu-Nyala Game Reserve.
We spotted this baby giraffe during our second Safari outing. It was so close to the vehicle that I was able to capture a very sharp image.
This photograph was taken during one of the safaris I took part of at the Zulu-Nyala Game Reserve. They only had two adult female elephants and one offspring.
Cape Town is the third largest city in South Africa behind Durban and Johannesburg. I photographed a panorama of the Cape Town area during my trip to the area.
This is the last day of my trip to South Africa. I appreciate all of you that followed my travels and lived vicariously through my daily blog posts. Thank you for your comments and praises.
One of the great things about my trip to South Africa were the beautiful sunrises. It was great to wake up to nice color pallet of red, yellow and orange.
One of the more prolific animals in South Africa has to be the Baboon (Papio). I saw Baboons in almost every location that I visited.
I was impressed by the number of parasites on the wildlife during my trip to South Africa. The Red-billed Oxpecker helped rid these parasites from their host.
One of the common animals we saw during the photo safaris was the Zebra. Specifically these were Plains Zebras which differ slightly from Mountain Zebras.
Two things that were very common at the Safari Lodge that I stayed at were Nyalas and Aloe plants. Nyalas came into the lodge compound frequently during my stay.
Our guide tried to find the elusive Black Rhinoceros during our last safari. Unfortunately he proved to be elusive but we fond a Vervet Monkey in a tree.
After capturing the photo from yesterday’s post, I moved closer to capture a closeup of the Blue Gum Tree tree rows, the remaining sunset and the stormy clouds.
Upon arrival to our final destination in South Africa, we could not help but notice the miles of Blue Gum Tree plantations. Literally thousands of acres.
I encountered dozens of Vervet Monkeys at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northeastern South Africa, many of them were aggressively trying to get food from us.
We had a chance to visit a Cheetah rehabilitation center who’s goal is to care for orphaned Cheetahs, Serval Cats, African Wildcats and Caracal.
We completed our second photo safari yesterday and photographed wildlife in the morning light. It seemed like most of what we saw were giraffes.
After two days of travel, it was great to arrive at our final destination. We decided to go on our first photo safari immediately upon arrival to our lodge.
This is day one in my long anticipated trip to South Africa. I’m excited to be here and explore this land rich in natural resources, wildlife and culture.