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Lioness with three very young cubs – South Africa 2023

Lioness with three very young cubs – South Africa 2023

Lioness with three very young cubs. Early one morning in In Mala Mala, South Africa, this lioness had four very young cubs about 5-6 weeks old. But on this occasion we found her with just three. The whereabouts of the fourth cub was unclear but most likely it had been...

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Lioness and her three cubs – South Africa 2023

Lioness and her three cubs – South Africa 2023

Lioness and her three cubs. In Mala Mala, South Africa, this lioness had four very young cubs about 5-6 weeks old. But on this occasion we found her with just three. The whereabouts of the fourth cub was unclear but most likely it had been left at the den. A very...

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With  a pride of iconic lions – South Africa 2023

With a pride of iconic lions – South Africa 2023

With a pride of lions. As we watched this pride of lions in Mala Mala, South Africa, we noticed that one of the older cubs was accompanied by a tiny cub. It was amazing to see the tiny cub cause the older one to leap away as the tiny cub reacted to its presence. Then...

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Elephants cross Sand River – South Africa 2023

Elephants cross Sand River – South Africa 2023

Elephants cross the Sand River. Sand River in Male Male, South Africa was running but quite low. This large herd of elephant with their young calves slowly made their way across the river. These gentle giants always impress.

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Walking with Cheetahs – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Walking with Cheetahs – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Walking with Cheetahs. One of the most memorable wildlife encounters during our stay at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa was this one with a family of Cheetahs. The mother and three cubs had been habituated and would mostly ignore people on foot near them....

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Zebras at the waterhole – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Zebras at the waterhole – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Zebras at the waterhole. Zebras are very striking animals and often overlooked on safari as the focus can be on the big predators or more rare species. Getting up close with these impressive animals in the hides of Zimanga, South Africa was a treat. The purpose of...

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Cape Buffalo by moon light – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Cape Buffalo by moon light – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Cape Buffalo by moon light. It is a very tiring business waiting through the night in the hides at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. But the wait is certainly worth it when huge Cape buffalo emerge from the darkness to drink. A very impressive sight given...

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Female Nyala at the waterhole – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Female Nyala at the waterhole – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Female Nyala at the waterhole. The night hides at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa also work well in daylight! Perhaps one of the most impressive antelopes to visit the waterhole was the Nyala. Here a small group of Nyala ewes and fawns appeared for a drink....

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Male Nyala at the waterhole – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Male Nyala at the waterhole – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Male Nyala at the waterhole. The night hides at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa also work well in daylight! Perhaps one of the most impressive antelopes to visit the waterhole was the Nyala. Here a magnificent male came for a quick drink. These antelopes...

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Cape Buffalo at night – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Cape Buffalo at night – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Cape Buffalo at night. The night hides at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa, offer unique opportunities to get dramatic shots of a wide range of animals as they come to drink at the waterhole. A frequent visitor when we were there were the Cape buffalo. These...

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