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Wildlife Pictures - Introduction


Oor introductory wildlife gallery showcases images taken in Botswana (Tuli Block and Okavango Delta), South Africa (Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand, and KwaZulu-Natal), Zambia (Victoria Falls area), and Zimbabwe (Hwange National Park).

While the rest of the wildlife photos are grouped by species, this page depicts a cross-section of animals and provides a tiny glimpse of the incredible variety of wildlife found in the game reserves and national parks of southern Africa.

Young lioness in river
Young lioness in river

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Baby elephant, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Baby elephant, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Hyena on the prowl, Kruger Park, South Africa Hyena on the prowl, Kruger Park, South Africa
Zebra at waterhole, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa Zebra at waterhole, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa
Rhino with calf, Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa Rhino with calf, Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa
Leopard snarling, Elephant Plains, South Africa Leopard snarling, Elephant Plains, South Africa
Buffalo Bull close-up, Elephant Plains, South Africa Buffalo Bull close-up, Elephant Plains, South Africa
Young male lion, Okavango Delta, Botswana Young male lion, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Dwarf mongooses on termite mound, Kruger Park, S.Africa Dwarf mongooses on termite mound, Kruger Park, S.Africa
Impala and warthog, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa Impala and warthog, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa
Young cheetah walking, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Young cheetah walking, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Small spotted genet, Kruger National Park, South Africa Small spotted genet, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Crocodile close-up, Croc Centre, St Lucia, South Africa Crocodile close-up, Croc Centre, St Lucia, South Africa
Wildlife Reference Photos
Baby baboon, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Baby baboon, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Giraffe drinking, Kruger Park, South Africa
Giraffe drinking, Kruger Park, South Africa
Wild Dog, Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa
Wild Dog, Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa
Porcupine leaving burrow, Botswana
Porcupine leaving burrow, Botswana
Aardwolf in burrow Aardwolf, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
African Wildcat African Wildcat, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Honey Badger Honey Badger, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Eland, Tala Private Game Reserve, South Africa Eland, Tala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Hippo leaving water, Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa Hippo leaving water, Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa
Jackal pair, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Jackal pair, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Kudu Bull, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Kudu Bull, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Blue Wildebeest, Kruger National Park, South Africa Blue Wildebeest, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Impala ewes, Kruger National Park, South Africa Impala ewes, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Taking Wildlife Pictures
Wilderness areas and their inhabitants are under increasing threat from overpopulation.

As more people realise this, so the interest in wildlife grows.

This awareness, together with affordable air travel and better digital cameras, has caused a surge in wildlife photography - people want a record of their safari experience.

Unfortunately, for most of us a visit to a game reserve or national park is just that - a visit, not a permanent state.

Limited Opportunites
So we have limited opportunities to take the sort of wildlife pictures found in glossy magazines.

But there are ways of maximising these limited opportunities - from better selection of equipment to finding a good seat in the game-drive vehicle - that can result in more satisfying safari pictures.

Although luck will often play a role in what one sees on safari, a basic understanding of animal behavior and how different wild animals are likely to react under certain circumstances will enhance any visit to a wildlife reserve or national park.

I hope that from the images and photo tips on this site you will pick up some useful information that will enrich your wildlife viewing and photography.

See also African Safari Pictures for a vibrant selection of favorite images from our various African safaris.

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