South Africa Spring Journal – Kalahari

In South Africa’s Northwest province a beautiful reserve has been organized in the relative recent past called Madikwe. The 75,000 hectare area is massive and borders Botswana. We spent several days observing the dawn of spring here. The days were warm but the evenings were cool. We especially enjoyed the night game drives as so much in the bush comes out after dark.

Sunrise on the Kalahari

Blue Wildebeest herd gets moving in the early morning

Yellow billed hornbill

Bats feed on insects just at dusk near a waterhole

Sunset after a hot day

A pair of Gabar Goshawks

Nightjars are sometimes seen on the tracks at night

A small group of male Kudu

First Signs of Spring

Desert waterhole at dusk

Beautiful male Waterbuck

Seconds after this shot this Barn Owl caught a mouse

    2 Responses to “South Africa Spring Journal – Kalahari”

  1. September 16, 2012 | Reply
    Munch says:

    So close to those rhinos! Were you in a jeep or on foot?

    • We were in a Land Rover – in the Toyota vs LR debate these guys were in LR camp. Shot with the 400mm and of course these are white Rhinos not as skittish or aggressive as Black Rhinos. Thanks for commenting!

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