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[Top 10] ~ October 2013 Photos

This past month has been crazy. Many things happened (most of them bad unfortunately) but I still managed to get some nice photos. This time I was mostly focusing on getting photos from my surroundings, images of species that are seen so many times around the reserve that most people don’t look twice. I still hope you like it!


A beautiful specimen of a Cape White-Eye (Zosterops pallidus) on a nearby tree.

A beautiful specimen of a Cape White-Eye (Zosterops pallidus) on a nearby tree.

A male Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) keeps track of his surroundings to help protect his troop.

A male Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) keeps track of his surroundings to help protect his troop.

A Helmet Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris) making a lot of noise.

A Helmet Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris) making a lot of noise.

A robber fly, a very strange looking insect.

A robber fly, a very strange looking insect.

A beautifully coloured solifuge, one of the most interesting types of arachnids.

A beautifully coloured solifuge, one of the most interesting types of arachnids.

A Southern Rock Agama (<em>Agama atra</em>) gets a well deserved sunbathing on a large rock.

A Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra) gets a well deserved sunbathing on a large rock.

A Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) sniffs the area looking for food.

A Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) sniffs the area looking for food.

A male Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) rests on a tree branch.

A male Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) rests on a tree branch.

An African Striped Skink (Trachylepsis striata) enjoys the afternoon sun of the African savannah.

An African Striped Skink (Trachylepsis striata) enjoys the afternoon sun of the African savannah.

A dung beetle frantically rolls a fresh ball of a very special dung.

A dung beetle frantically rolls a fresh ball of a very special dung.

Até à próxima!

~Sofia.


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Previous Photography entries:
[Top 10] ~ September 2013 Photos
[Top 10] ~ August 2013 Photos
[Photo] Cheetah with kill
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[Top 10] ~ September 2013 Photos

As previously promised here are my 10 best photos from September 2013.

All of the photos were taken in the African bush on a big private reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Hope you enjoy them!

 

A female Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) watching us from behind the tall savannah grasses.

A female Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) watching us from behind the tall savannah grasses.

A big male Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) stares us down and refuses to leave the road for us to pass in the South African savannah.

A big male Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) stares us down and refuses to leave the road for us to pass.

HP1100585A beautiful male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) by sunset in the South African savannah.

A beautiful male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) by sunset.

This very shy but curious Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui) crossed the road in front of us as slowly as possible and then stared at us from the side.

This very shy but curious Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui) crossed the road in front of us as slowly as possible and then stared at us from the side.

Gorgeous female Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) in the South African savannah.

Gorgeous female Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) in the green tall grass.

A big male Eland (Taurotragus oryx) standing proud in the South African savannah,

A big male Eland (Taurotragus oryx) standing proud in the South African savannah.

A very colouful bird, the Grey Headed Bushshrike (Malaconotus blanchoti).

A very colourful bird, the Grey Headed Bushshrike (Malaconotus blanchoti).

An old African Buffalo or Cape Bufallo (Syncerus caffer) grazes quietly in the South African savannah while keeping an eye on us.

An old African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) grazes quietly while keeping an eye on us.

A clear footprint of the front left foot of a male Lion (Panthera leo) left on the soil. Very useful spoor to track these felines.

A clear footprint of the left front foot of a male Lion (Panthera leo) left on the soil. Very useful to track these felines.

An extremelly rare occurence, a female Zebra (Equus quagga) with twin foals. I woulnd't have believed it if I hadn't seen both of them suckling at the same time.

An extremely rare occurrence, a female Zebra (Equus quagga) with twin foals.
I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen both of them suckling at the same time with my own eyes.

I hope you enjoyed all the photos.

Até à próxima!

~Sofia.


If you liked this entry, make sure you check out our Photography category.
Previous Photography entries:
[Top 10] ~ August 2013 Photos
[Photo] Cheetah with kill
[Photo] Lion: The King of the Jungle
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[Top 10] ~ August 2013 Photos

The African bush is filled with amazing photo opportunities which I don’t like to miss, however, after a while, I end up with hundreds of photos on my laptop and no one to show them to.

I manage to post some of the best images (such as the male Lion or the Cheetahs with kill) but for the majority of them I haven’t had the time or patience to write a proper entry about them so they linger around waiting to be forgotten.

For that reason I have decided that at the end of each month I’ll try to post a “top 10” photos for you to see. I apologise for starting this top 10 already half way through September but I promise that the next ones will be on time!
I have plenty more photos but I don’t want to end up “spamming” the blog with too many so I’ll post and organise them on the Wildlife TV Pinterest page. If you would like to see more of specific animals (birds, antelopes, predators, etc), landscapes or just South African wildlife in general feel free to follow the appropriate boards.

For now I hope you enjoy August’s selection!

 

Male African Lion (Panthera leo) uses some branches from a tree to scratch in the South African savannah.

Male African Lion (Panthera leo) uses some branches from a tree to scratch his head.

Small baby African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) keeps close to the mother for protection in the South African savannah.

Baby African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) keeps close to the mother for protection.

Two Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) eat their latest kill, a baby Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) in the South African savannah.

Two Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) eat their latest kill, a baby Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).
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Female Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) runs across the road to meet her partner on the other side. Taken in the South African savannah.

Female Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) runs across the road to meet her partner on the other side.

Black Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) carries the tail of a Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) killed by Lions (Panthera leo) on the previous day. Take on the wild South African savannah.

Black Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) carries the tail of a Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) killed by the Lion (Panthera leo) pride on the previous day.

Male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) standing proud on the South African savannah.

Male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) standing proud on the South African savannah.

Big African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull eating some tasty leaves from a tree branch while keeping an eye on us. Taken on the wild South African savannah.

Big African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull eating some tasty leaves from a tree branch while keeping an eye on us.

Male Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) foraging for food in the South African savannah.

Male Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) foraging for food in the South African savannah.

Male Lion (Panthera leo), the king of the jungle, wandering around the savannah

Male Lion (Panthera leo), the king of the jungle, patrolling the savannah.
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Sofia and Nick from Wildlife TV blog on the 28th August (Sofia's birthday)

Sofia and Nick on the 28th August (Sofia’s birthday)

Até à próxima!

~Sofia.


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Previous Photography entries:
[Photo] Cheetah with kill
[Photo] Lion: The King of the Jungle
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