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More cats?

Lioness & Lion

I’m going back to Africa for a couple of weeks at the end of this year. I hope to take a gazillion photos in Kruger National Park. Hopefully of more cats, I could really do with a good photo of leopard, cheetah or serval. Although just seeing one of these animals would be equally wonderful.

I’m bringing both my cameras, the Canon D40 and the Panasonic Lumix FZ30. I think I might need an imagetank. Anyone have any recommendations?

Safari Saturday

Kruger windmill

Windmill Kruger National Park

This is a typical old windmill in Kruger National Park. They don’t all have nests of course 😀
I think this might be a Hamerkop nest.  Anyway, this windmill pumps water into a drinking trough for animals.

Between 1930 and 1980 about 300 windmills were erected to attract more game into the area. At first this seemed a good idea, but in the late 1980’s KNP management noticed that animal numbers began to change dramatically. Rare species like the Sable Antelope, Roan and Reedbuck began to decrease.

The park has started to close the waterholes to let nature take its course, although around 50 boreholes will remain open for tourism purposes.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa

Pine tree, Mossel Bay, South Africa.

The trees grow like this because of the wind.

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