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Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) and hippotamus, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Caption: A group of Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) pay no attention to an approaching hippo that finds its way to the water blocked, Kruger National Park, South Africa. As it turned out, the hippo simply walked around the crocs, likewise ignoring their presence.  © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi) ; Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L USM with 2x converter; Focal Length: 600mm; Shutter speed: 1/1000; Aperture: f5.6; ISO: 400

Location: The Kruger National Park is South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve and offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

Established in 1898, the park covers nearly 2 million hectares. As such, it is home to an impressive diversity of flora and fauna, including 507 different birds and 147 types of mammal. In addition to the "Big Five" - elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino - there are also large numbers of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, antelope, and hyena. Less common but also seen by visitors on safari are cheetah and wild dog.

Kruger Park is mainly a self-drive destination with a good infrastructure of roads, waterholes, picnic sites, and restcamps. Accommodation options include chalets, cottages, bungalows, tents, caravan and camp sites or bushveld camps, bush lodges and private safari lodges.

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