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Kruger National Park Photos Summer 2012

These wildlife photos were taken in South Africa's Kruger National Park over a few days in November 2012, which is summer in this part of the world. The impact of summer rains was clearly evident, leaving the vegetation lush and green. The impala had just started having their babies, allowing us some sightings of delightfully gangly, big-eyed impala fawns. We were particularly lucky to see a cheetah mother with five sub-adult cubs, once at play and then on an impala kill.
Young cheetah on alert, Kruger National Park
Young cheetah on alert, Kruger National Park
Hippos sparring playfully, Kruger National Park
Hippos sparring playfully, Kruger National Park
Lion and lioness, Kruger National Park
Lion and lioness, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Giraffe eating thorny twig, Kruger National Park
Giraffe trying to swallow twig, Kruger National Park
Redbilled oxpecker on Impala ewe, Kruger National Park
Redbilled oxpecker on Impala ewe, Kruger National Park
Male lion side-on, Kruger National Park
Big male lion in warm afternoon light, Kruger National Park
Cheetah mother and sub-adult cubs, Kruger National park
Cheetah mother and sub-adult cubs keep watch while feeding on impala, Kruger National Park
Agressive Zebra stallions, Kruger National Park
Zebra stallions acting agressively in dominance display, Kruger National Park
Mud-encrusted rhino, Kruger National park
White rhino encrusted with mud after wallowing in pool, Kruger National Park
European bee-eater, Kruger National Park
European bee-eater, Kruger National Park
Brown-headed parrot, Kruger National Park
Brown-headed parrot, Kruger National Park
Kudu bull grazing, Kruger National Park
Kudu bull grazing, Kruger National Park
Young elephants sparring, Kruger National Park
Young elephants sparring, Kruger National Park
Big male lion with black mane, Kruger National Park
Big male lion with dark mane, Kruger National Park
Zebras and giraffe, Kruger National Park
Zebras with giraffe lying down in background, Kruger National Park
Impala fawns, Kruger National park
Impala babies, Kruger National Park
Vervet monkey suckling baby, Kruger National Park
Vervet monkey suckling baby, Kruger National Park
Lion male with black mane, Kruger National Park
Battle-scarred male lion, Kruger National Park
Dwarf mongoose on hind legs, Kruger National park
Dwarf mongoose on hind legs, Kruger National Park
Young cheetah running, Kruger National Park
Young cheetah at play, Kruger National Park

See also: Kruger National Park Photos Winter 2012, or return to Safari Pictures Home

Camera Equipment: These safari photos were taken using Canon digital SLR cameras (EOS 450D and 50D), plus a variety of Canon telephoto lenses, including the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM telephoto lens, and the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Mk II telephoto lens with a 1.4x converter.

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