Tag Archives: Kalahari

Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus)

Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus)

This very well camouflaged owl was sitting very close to the dirt road out of the Central Kalahari Game reserve, but did not leave its spot in the shade. At 8 in the morning the heat of the sun is already unbearable and most animals seek shelter. Some are nocturnal and take advantage of the […]

Southern and Eastern African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. jubatus)

Southern and Eastern African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. jubatus)

A female cheetah leading her cubs to a new resting site as the rising sun heats up the land, leaving fewer and fewer shades to be found. Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 360 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Southern Lion (Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita)

Southern Lion (Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita)

Just like humans – when all needs are met laziness sets in and the only frustration that might arise is where and how to position the body and how to adjust it to those miniscule discomforts like heat, flies or your brother coming too close for comfort. This is one of two brothers chilling out […]

South African Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris)

South African Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris)

The ground squirrel is as cute to us humans as any species of squirrels with their fast pace an entertaining antics. But their lives are faced with the exact same challenges as all life, and they have no clue as to what our view of cute is. This is such a huge misconception and why […]

Southern Kori (Ardeotis kori ssp. kori)

Southern Kori (Ardeotis kori ssp. kori)

Bustards are very large birds, and the southern kori is the largest flying bird in Africa. They have a wingspan of up to 275 cm (9 ft) and up to 20 kg (44 lb) in weight. Not surprisingly you will mostly see it walking and only occasionally see it in flight. Seeing this huge bird […]

Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris ssp. campestris)

Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris ssp. campestris)

The steenbuck is blending well with the dry grasses, both in color and small size as it reaches no more than 60 cm (24″) in height. Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 360 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s