Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A final wildlife posting from my recent game drives from Narina Lodge, Lion Sands, Kruger National Park.


The most important meal of the day.
Pre-game drive snacks.


Not every image has to be in focus...
I call this "artistic"...
others might have a different opinion 


I found this Long Horn Beetle on the mosquito net in my room.
Although large and intimidating, it was easy to gently remove and place outside


We found this male together with a small pride as the light was going.
Always a difficult time to take pictures


A KILL!
A Praying Mantis with a smaller insect.


A Pearl Spotted Owl watched as I make my way to my accommodation


An adult and juvenile Red-billed Oxpecker hitching a ride


I am so grateful to be able to see White Rhino.
With the rate that the poachers are slaughtering them,
they might not be around for much longer.


A Woodland Kingfisher poses for me


A did this Little Bee-eater


One of my favourite raptors...
A Bateleur 



A Carmine Bee-Eater


A Monarch Butterfly


A young lion on a kill


This female Leopard looks on...
From a distance


The Lioness did wander over to see if the Leopard posed a treat,
but decided that it was too much trouble to pursue.


Nothing like an afternoon dust bath...

An Impala Lily...
It seems to flower when everything else is dusty and brown.


A spider web in the afternoon light



Goodbye...time to head home...

 
To find out more about Narina,
visit
or, to find out about their other properties,


Guests to both Kruger and certain of the surrounding camps can fly direct
to Skukuza Airport.


         

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