Pictures from a trip to South Africa (09/15-10/06/2016)

With a lot of time at hand, I took a spring Rockjumper East South Africa trip with Cape extension for a total of 3 weeks. I chose to go fully guided because of safety concerns. Well, it was a heck of a trip! with 455 bird species (209 photographed) and many other critters including South Africa’s “The Big 5” and “Ugly Big 5”. My absolutely favorite was a Giraffe which got startled by some nearby lions and ran towards our truck using the truck as a shield.

There is no trip report (I’m waiting for the official Rockjumper one), but many pictures:

Birds (relatively good quality): https://goo.gl/photos/Y6bbSacJaRPSmGdv7

Birds (poor quality): https://goo.gl/photos/CeMwYez3vJC89RiX8

Other critters: https://goo.gl/photos/FYdNUBXBvZuBB6VV9

Here are a few of the highlights. Enjoy!

Giraffe at Kruger NP

African Penguin at Stony Point near Cape Town

African Penguin at Stony Point

Bateleurs at Kruger NP

Bateleurs at Kruger NP

Bokamakierie at lower Sani Pass

Bokmakierie at lower Sani Pass

Drakensberg Rockjumper at Sani Pass

Drakensberg Rockjumper at Sani Pass

Red-headed Weaver at Kruger NP

Red-headed Weaver at Kruger NP

 

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Author: birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

3 thoughts on “Pictures from a trip to South Africa (09/15-10/06/2016)”

  1. Wow – what an adventure this must have been! Photos look great – just too many to go through in one session.

    Cheers,

    Nagi

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