Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Our Last Day at Kruger National Park...

Our Kruger National Park visit is winding down here...

 I'm not much of a birder...
 so I'm not going to wow you with the name and history of this gorgeous bird...

...but I did do my best to capture thise beautiful creature in flight!!!

TheChief told me it is a Lilac Breasted Roller...which is what I thought it was...
but when I googled it, the pic was pretty different!

Again, most all of my photos of birds and animals have been cropped in significantly
so you won't be able to enlarge them much...

These lovely flowers were along the walk way back up to our common area for the lodge...
...of course...they were on bushes with all kinds of thorns...
Mother Nature protecting these lovely flowers from the animals no doubt!!!

We saw almost as many Zebra as we did the McDonald's Antelopes!!!

We saw a lot of giraffe...
generally in small groups or singles like this one.

The Wildebeast tended to be a bit shy.
We didn't see very many at a time, usually one or a very small group.

This was the biggest herd of Elephants that we saw...

These little Antelope were usually with a fairly large herd...
This one was bravely enjoying her afternoon solitude!

 Oh!  Excuse me!!!  I didn't mean to disturb you having your afternoon snack!!!

Again...I have no clue what kind of bird this was...but so wonderful to catch them in mid flight!!!
Maybe some of my birder blog friends might know???

Our tracker spotted this Kudu under the tree and had to check it out.
Looking to see what caused the death; actually, looking for evidence of poachers.
If they suspect a poacher has killed an animal, they contact the Park Rangers.
It appeared that this one had eaten something that turned out to be poisonous.
They did not suspect poachers were involved.

African sunsets are pretty darned spectacular...

The lodge knew that it was TheChief's birthday...
so they planned a fabulous surprise!!!
We had invited our game drive mates to join us for dinner, and when we got to the common area
we were surprised with this lovely setting!!!

Nice way to celebrate a birthday and the end of our beautiful visit here in Singita, 
at Kruger National Park!!!

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  1. I'm envious... what magnificent animals they are, too!

  2. What an amazing place! I have no clue as to what those birds are. What I do know, is that that colorful one is GORGEOUS!

  3. dit is genieten wat is dat mooi maar je header trouwens ook.

  4. Such fantastic photos! It's impossible to choose a favorite animal! Love the herd of zebras, but the giraffe is gorgeous, too! I'm not familiar with that bird, but it's a beauty!

  5. The bird is a Lilac Breasted Roller.

  6. Fabulous photos.....love the amazing blue bird!
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Happy Weekend!

  7. That bird is just beautiful! Gorgeous shots.

  8. an exotic destination, for sure. i'd have said lilac-breasted roller, just learned from bird blogs.

    thank you for your kind comment today.


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