Archive for May 2011

Gone Bush

30/05/2011

Good afternoon everyone… For this week we will be out doing field-work, meaning no coms for updating the blog. We stayed out already for this weekend so today we share with you a couple of photographs of us what it looks like when we are out in the bush. More will be posted when we […]

Black & White Saturday!

28/05/2011

Good afternoon everyone… Sorry for the late post, I just got back from the field, I got this cheetah on the dunes just before Samevloeiing on the hunt! She was very thin and her sister and two brothers were stalking a group of springbok. Fortunately they caught a springbok the next day! Enjoy and see […]

Burning Horizon!

26/05/2011

Good afternoon everyone!… The sunsets and sunrises are getting more and more beautiful every day! The sky was on fire this morning, and we were driving around to look for animals to put against the burning sky. We found a group of springbok grazing on a ridge close to Samevloeiing! Enjoy and see you tomorrow! […]

Bully!

25/05/2011

Good morning everyone!… Its getting very cold up here! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Anyway, animal life goes on as usual. Recently we popped into Nossob camp to take some photos for Wild Magazine and we spent some time with the grounsquirrels there. They are always entertaining! Here one is pushing the other one over, just to make sure he […]

Snatch!

24/05/2011

Good morning everyone!… The Lanner Falcons are having fun again at Kij Kij! Here one is snatched in mid-air! The sandgrouse comes down to the waterholes to fill their feathers with water for their chicks! The feathers of the belly are specially adapted to absorbing water and retaining it, allowing adult birds, particularly males, to […]

Bark is worse than it’s bite!

23/05/2011

Good afternoon everyone!… Everything is cooling down at the moment, last week it was 1 degree Celsius, and the winter is not even here yet! You here a lot of barking geckos in the summer when its hot, but a lot less when its colder. We bumped into this little one last night after spending […]

Spotting the Cheetah!

20/05/2011

Good afternoon everyone! The cheetahs are back in the southern Nossob River, because of all the groups of springbok. I drove past probably five hundred this morning and we had lion & cheetah spottings! The lions were at Kij Kij having a snooze as usual and the cheetahs at Melkvlei. I took this shot late […]

Hyena mischief!

19/05/2011

Good afternoon everyone… We have been consentrating on a hyeana den the last couple of days, and its been very interesting, they nibble on everything!! There is also 3 cubs and they are very very entertaining as well. When the cubs are young they are black and develop the spots at a later stage. Here […]

She’s BACK!!!

17/05/2011

Good afternoon everyone… The female leopard in the south has been very scarce the last month and we were a bit worried about her, since there was a lot of lion activity in the south we thought something might if happened to her!! She is well and looking good! Still very very skittish and she […]

Im watching you!

16/05/2011

Good morning everyone… Hope you had a great weekend, we were lucky to see a couple of male cheetahs on the hunt over the weekend, they chased a steenbok over the dunes and disappeared in the long grass. These animals can run up to speeds of 110 km/h and normally hunts during the days because […]