Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo

Step Away Junior

Step Away Junior

Two African white-backed griffon vultures engaged in a ritual squabble over juicy entrails laid near a hide at Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Kudu Wedge

Kudu Wedge

A line of female kudu stand in a wedge shape, at the water hole, attentively waiting to be certain it is safe to drink. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Zebra

Zebra

Male Kudu

Male Kudu

Ox-Pecker

Ox-Pecker

Bull Elephant

Bull Elephant

Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant

My heart missed a beat as this huge, magnificent creature repeatedly came to drink within a few feet of my hide. On this occasion his towering form was lit by the rising sun. Umgodi, Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Mind his Toes

Mind his Toes

An Indian minor bird picks its way along the water's edge, carefully avoiding the cloven hoof of a cape buffalo. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Sea of Legs

Sea of Legs

A young cape buffalo calf appears between a 'sea' of buffalo legs as the herd got closer and closer to my secreted position at the Umgodi hide, Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Warthog Wallowing

Warthog Wallowing

Nightime Liaison

Nightime Liaison

My heart missed a beat as these huge, magnificent creatures repeatedly came within a few feet of my hide at Umgodi. As the elephant on the right approached the water hole, I illuminated a second fixed light to correctly expose both animals. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Elephant at Dawn

Elephant at Dawn

Lappet Faced Vulture

Lappet Faced Vulture

A large, bold, lappet-faced vulture stands proudly observing the scene around him and drawing himself to his full height, intimidates a group of nearby griffon vultures. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Pair

Pair

My heart missed a beat as these huge, magnificent creatures repeatedly came within a few feet of my hide at Umgodi. Both elephants are clearly very comfortable in each others company. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.

Knock Kneed

Knock Kneed

Boys from the Brownstuff

Boys from the Brownstuff

Two juvenile bull elephants walk slowly and obstinately in front of my vehicle, blocking the roadway in pouring rain. The intricate texture of their rough hide was enhanced by the flat light reflecting the rainsoaked mud on their back. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.