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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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A herd of beautiful Impala – Botswana 2023

A herd of beautiful Impala – Botswana 2023

A herd of beautiful Impala in Botswana. A large herd of Impala made an appearance at the waterhole in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. They were being very cautious in case there were predators about. Finally, they settled down and a good drink. Flocks of Red-billed...

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African Wild dogs take down an Impala – Botswana 2023

African Wild dogs take down an Impala – Botswana 2023

WARNING: the opening sequences contain some disturbing images and sounds! African Wild dogs take down an Impala. We had been following this pack of African Wild Dogs in Botswana for some time. We first found them as they relaxed in the heat of the day around a termite...

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Madagascar’s amazing Fosa – Madagascar 2023

Madagascar’s amazing Fosa – Madagascar 2023

Madagascar's amazing FosaThe Fosa is Madagascar’s largest native carnivore. Although widely distributed across Madagascar, their numbers are low, perhaps fewer than 3500 individuals, and hence they are difficult to find. In Kirindy Forest we found this heavily...

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Hyenas on an Impala calf kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on an Impala calf kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on an Impala calf kill. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, we could see hyenas running around in the distance. It looked they were making or had just made a kill. As we got closer it was evident that they had taken a young Impala calf. As is usual with hyenas, there is...

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Giraffe at Sunrise – Maasai Mara 2023

Giraffe at Sunrise – Maasai Mara 2023

Giraffe at Sunrise. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the sunrises can be very impressive. This particular morning the sky was glorious and we found this Giraffe just waking up for the day. The dawn chorus was just picking up as the giraffe was silhouetted against the sky. A...

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Hyenas on a Wildebeest kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on a Wildebeest kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on a Wildebeest kill. We got notice that a clan of hyenas had taken down an adult Wildebeest in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. In the few minutes it took us to reach the site, these amazing animals had almost eaten the entire carcass. It is remarkable to hear the hyenas...

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Polar Bear on a seal kill – Svalbard 2023

Polar Bear on a seal kill – Svalbard 2023

Polar Bear on a seal kill.  As we pushed through the ice heading into Raudfjord, Svalbard we could see many Glaucous Gulls in the distance. This indicated the presence of a carcass. As we got closer it was evident that a Polar Bear had taken a Bearded Seal. There was...

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Svalbard Reindeer cross the fast ice – Svalbard 2023

Svalbard Reindeer cross the fast ice – Svalbard 2023

Svalbard Reindeer cross the fast ice. In Svalbard’s Raudfjord, we spotted four small specks in the distance. They were clearly not Polar Bears. As they got closer it was obvious that they were Svalbard Reindeer. They made their way slowly but surely across the fast...

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An adorable baby elephant – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

An adorable baby elephant – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

An adorable baby elephant. Near Laikipia Wilderness camp, Kenya, this herd of elephants had just crossed the river and were enjoying a sand bath. Amongst them was a tiny, baby elephant. It was also enjoying the sand bath by rolling in the sand or getting sand blown...

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Elephants have fun in the river – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Elephants have fun in the river – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Elephants have fun in the river. Over the previous few days the level of the river near Lakipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya had been rising following some very impressive late afternoon storms. We watched as this herd of elephants approached the river intent on crossing....

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Tiger with a Sambar kill – India 2023

Tiger with a Sambar kill – India 2023

Tiger with a Sambar kill. As we drove around Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India we heard the unmistakable alarm call of a Sambar. We headed off in the direction of the alarm call to find this Tiger had taken down a female Samba on the valley floor below us....

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Noisy Hyenas on a Zebra carcass – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Noisy Hyenas on a Zebra carcass – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Noisy Hyenas on a Zebra carcass. We came across this very noisy and large clan of hyenas on a Zebra carcass near Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. There was a single young male lion near by and we surmised that the lion (or lions) had taken down the zebra but that this...

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Leopard in a tree with a kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Leopard in a tree with a kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Leopard in a tree with a kill. This one year old leopard cub was feasting on a baby wildebeest carcass high up in a tree. The Maasai Mara, Kenya is a superb place to watch these magnificent cats. The leopard was munching away on the carcass and much of it had been...

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Elephant with her very young calf – Maasai Mara 2023

Elephant with her very young calf – Maasai Mara 2023

Elephant with her very young calf.  We spotted a small herd of elephants in the distance inn Kenya’s Maasai Mara. As we got closer we could see to onside of the herd was a female elephant with a very small calf. The calf stayed close to its mother. It was such joy to...

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Asian Elephants enjoy a dust bath – India 2023

Asian Elephants enjoy a dust bath – India 2023

Asian Elephants enjoy a dust bath. The heat was oppressive in the early afternoon in Nagarahole National Park in India. This small herd of Asian Elephants were taking advantage of the cool water of a large waterhole. They emerged from the water and we realised that...

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Asian Elephants near the Kabini River – India 2023

Asian Elephants near the Kabini River – India 2023

Asian Elephants near the Kabini River. Looking out from the edge of the jungle in Nagarahole National Park, India towards the Kabini River we saw this delightful group of Asian Elephants. The light was lovely as we watched the family group with young calves wander...

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