View Full Version : Some Kruger Park Animals

chammi kaiser
03-29-2012, 03:53 AM





1. Wildebeest (Gnu). I love these funny animals with their large shaggy heads, hunched shoulders and thin legs.

2. Lion in the tall grass about 15 metres from our vehicle. Watched them for about half an hour before they ambled off, fat and well-fed after the summer rains and ample food supply.

3.This small elephant group were at a watering hole and having a lot of fun squirting each other. It is always amazing to see how protective the adults are of any babies in the group, keeping them safe between them.

4. Giraffes are among my favourites. They are so exquisitely marked and really graceful when in motion despite their gangly appearance.

5. This young Impala male was a real show-off. He posed like a professional model for me.

My camera is not a high-tech one with numerous zoom lenses etc. but I enjoy just clicking away . Just wanted to share some of them with you. Hope you enjoy.

Greg Long
03-29-2012, 06:28 AM
Lovely shots Chammie :D

You didn't need hi-tech.

03-29-2012, 06:35 AM
Great photos - how lucky you are to have seen them in the wild.
Photo 5 - also known as a lion's lunchbox, ha, ha!!

03-29-2012, 09:15 AM
Beautiful Chammi! Looks like you had a super trip :)

Sometimes you don't need all of the high-tech equipment to get really nice, satisfying photos like these.

In fact I think the super-zoom lenses have hurt many wildlife photographers more than helped them. I run in to a lot of bird photographers whose only concern is filling a frame with a bird and having every feather in sharp definition. Unfortunately they tend to forget about the animals' surroundings, or composing a beautiful photo, or what the light's doing.

You have an artist's eye with the camera and it really shows in these. Nice!!


03-29-2012, 01:44 PM
Great pictures Chammi thanks for sharing

03-29-2012, 03:26 PM
Great Chammi!
How cool that you got to see them and get this great pictures :)

03-29-2012, 07:08 PM
Wow, these are all really nice! By the looks of these alone it appears that you had fun. ;) I've never been to Africa before, but I think it would be great to go there someday.

03-29-2012, 07:27 PM
I was in Kruger last July - had a great trip! Looks like you did too. We sort of got skunked with the lions though... ever yplace we would roll up to people would tell us there had been lions that had just left! Haha... we did see a few, but not as close as you did and all of the ones we saw were sleeping.

03-29-2012, 08:05 PM
I probably would have thought I died and went to heaven to see this! Wonderful photos, Chammi!


03-29-2012, 10:11 PM
Exciting to be able to see some of what you experienced Chammi! What an exciting adventure it must have been! Beautiful shots.

03-30-2012, 01:04 AM
Terrific photos Chammi and a stunning location!!! I especially love the wildebeest and elephant shots. Lucky you!

chammi kaiser
03-30-2012, 04:32 AM
So glad you all enjoyed the pics. I have been to most national parks in South Africa and seen lots of wonderful creatures. Although I was born there, this was my first Kruger Park trip and it is really paradise on earth. Being a big as Israel, there is no way we could have gone to all the camps but the three we did were great. Want to go back soooooon!!!!

Karen, now that is not nice although probably pretty accurate.:lol:

03-31-2012, 11:48 PM
Wow, it looks like you had an awesome trip, beautiful photos!:clap: