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Kruger Park (Photo Diary)

It’s 4:59am at the Kruger Park, the camp gates are about to open and we just can’t wait. Dawn breaks over the savanna and clasping tin cups of hot coffee and marmalade rusks we head for the Lion highway. What delights await us?

Bow Wow holidayed at doggy paradise Bed & Biscuit when we hit the Kruger. Nelspruit, South Africa.

Bow Wow holidayed at doggy paradise Bed & Biscuit when we hit the Kruger.


Instant chums with Bow Wow. Nelspruit, South Africa.

Instant chums.


Lilac-Breasted Roller - if you've got it flaunt it. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Lilac-Breasted Roller - if you've got it flaunt it.


Lachlan by the famous lion pelt pierced through the heart by brave Harry Wolhuter in his epic fight in 1903. Skukuza museum, Kruger. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Lachlan by the famous lion pelt pierced through the heart by brave Harry Wolhuter in his epic fight in 1903. Skukuza museum, Kruger.


The park is named after Paul Kruger. Apparently, he was a real hoot at parties. Kruger Park, South Africa.

The park is named after Paul Kruger. Apparently, he was a real hoot at parties.


Two Bow Wow fans, Juan and Ognen, who are overlanding across the world in their VW camper. http://www.youxin.org/South_America/Welcome.html - Kruger Park, South Africa.

Two Bow Wow fans, Juan and Ognen, who are overlanding across the world in their VW camper. http://www.youxin.org/South_America/Welcome.html


In hieroglyphics the symbol of a giraffe means to foretell. Kruger Park, South Africa.

In hieroglyphics the symbol of a giraffe means to foretell.


"This time I'm going to go for a 360° flip and a double pike." thought the Giant Kingfisher. Kruger Park, South Africa.

"This time I'm going to go for a 360° flip and a double pike." thought the Giant Kingfisher.


Is this a symbiotic relationship or is this bird just imparting some juicy goss. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Is this a symbiotic relationship or is this bird just imparting some juicy goss.


"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. De Mille." Kruger Park, South Africa.

"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. De Mille."


Timeless. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Timeless.


"We share most of the same genes so stop looking so superior and just butt out." Kruger Park, South Africa.

"We share most of the same genes so stop looking so superior and just butt out."


It's not called the Lion Highway for nothing. Kruger Park, South Africa.

It's not called the Lion Highway for nothing.


Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. - Cree Indian Proverb. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. - Cree Indian Proverb


Sun rising over the savannna. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Sun rising over the savannna.


These giraffes are using their highly lubricated tongues to navigate the acacia thorns for juicy leaves. Kruger Park, South Africa.

These giraffes are using their highly lubricated tongues to navigate the acacia thorns for juicy leaves.


From here to patternity. Kruger Park, South Africa.

From here to patternity.


Someone has got to explain how camouflage works to these guys. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Someone has got to explain how camouflage works to these guys.


Elephants cry salty tears just like us. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Elephants cry salty tears just like us.


Watch out for your flies when Spider Man is about. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Watch out for your flies when Spider Man is about.


Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill a.k.a. Mr Banana Beak. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill a.k.a. Mr Banana Beak.


Eyes peeled for the twitch of an ear or the flick of a tail. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Eyes peeled for the twitch of an ear or the flick of a tail.


Cubs sleeping in a pile, just lion about. Timbavati Rd, Kruger. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Cubs sleeping in a pile, just lion about. Timbavati Rd, Kruger.


Lunch? Kruger Park, South Africa.

Lunch?


Thrown from heaven, the upside-down tree. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Thrown from heaven, the upside-down tree.


According to an African fable, the ostrich got his long neck when he tried to pull his head out of the jaws of a crocodile. The ostrich pulled so hard that his neck stretched and the crocodile gave up and let go. Kruger Park, South Africa.

According to an African fable, the ostrich got his long neck when he tried to pull his head out of the jaws of a crocodile. The ostrich pulled so hard that his neck stretched and the crocodile gave up and let go.


Straight out of Kubrick's 2001. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Straight out of Kubrick's 2001.


Dawn just breaking over the African bush. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Dawn just breaking over the African bush.


The munch bunch. Kruger Park, South Africa.

The munch bunch.


Waiting for the leopard to reappear from the long grass. North of Satara, Kruger. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Waiting for the leopard to reappear from the long grass. North of Satara, Kruger.


Fluffy Lilac-Breasted Roller. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Fluffy Lilac-Breasted Roller.


Dylan's haunted frightened trees. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Dylan's haunted frightened trees.


Rare Saddle-Billed Stork. Baby carriage facility available. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Rare Saddle-Billed Stork. Baby carriage facility available.


Lucky for waterbuck, lion think they taste horrible. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Lucky for waterbuck, lion think they taste horrible.


White-Headed Vultures, part of the environmental health team at the Kruger Park. South Africa.

White-Headed Vultures, part of the environmental health team at the Kruger Park.


Crocodile River - fancy a dip? Kruger Park, South Africa.

Crocodile River - fancy a dip?


South African TARDIS. Kruger Park, South Africa.

South African TARDIS.


Does my bum look big in this? Kruger Park, South Africa.

Does my bum look big in this?


Letting off some steam. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Letting off some steam.


Sunset Dam, Lower Sabie. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Sunset Dam, Lower Sabie.


Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. Kruger Park, South Africa.

Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.


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2 Responses to “Kruger Park (Photo Diary)”

  1. Bethany says:

    Wonderful photos!

  2. Damian Posthuma says:

    Awesome!
    Love it

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