On Safari

Giraffe on the Move

Giraffe on the Move

On the game reserve where I was staying we went out for three hour game drives in a four wheel drive truck which had seats mounted in the bed.  There was a cover overhead to block the sun but the truck was open on the sides.  In theory, anything could have jumped in though the animals stay back because they see the truck as a monolithic large creature that is too big to attack.

The Rhino’s horn has been cut to prevent poachers from killing it for its horn.  It is believed consumption of Rhino horns will result in their extinction soon.

76 responses

  1. Love your pictures. Thank you…

    January 29, 2013 at 8:10 am

    • Thank you Gabi. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

      January 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  2. great job! beautiful photos. I love black Impala :)

    January 29, 2013 at 8:17 am

    • The black Impala is very rare and almost became extinct.

      January 29, 2013 at 3:54 pm

  3. Fantastic job!

    January 29, 2013 at 11:04 am

  4. Absolutely amazing shots! A pleasure to see them.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

  5. Great photos, especially like the ones of the Rhinos!

    January 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

    • Looks like a Rhino is more powerful than an Audi. Thank you.

      January 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm

  6. Your photos are amazing!

    January 29, 2013 at 11:24 am

  7. Amazing shots!

    January 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

  8. A beautiful safari set. And, a nice close-up the sleepy lion.

    (Thanks for the *like* and the *follow*. It’s much appreciated.)

    January 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm

  9. I love your pictures, they’re amazing! and thanks for the visit! =]

    January 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

  10. Oh wow! Thank you for sharing this beautiful adventure. I feel as though I was there with you.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  11. I totally looove Lions!
    Very nice blog

    February 3, 2013 at 7:19 am

    • Thank you, I have come to love lions as a result of this adventure.

      February 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

  12. oh I want to go back!The lions are so regal. And how they blend in. we sat for about 10 or 20 minutes not realizing we were right next to a lion resting in the grass liking the warm sun.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

  13. Fantastic photos! I recently returned from Africa. Amazing place.

    February 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  14. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!

    February 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    • You don’t have to wait a couple of weeks. Thanks for the visit.

      February 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

  15. Lovely photos!! I love going on game drives and getting the chance to see these magnificent creatures in the wild!! I just spent 2 months in South Africa but didn’t get a chance to go on a proper game drive this time round.

    February 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    • Thank you for commenting. Two months is a long trip.

      February 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      • I am South African but haven’t lived in SA in the past 10 years so went home to visit some friends and family. It was hard to leave again after being back for so long but the world awaits and its time for a new adventure!

        February 16, 2013 at 3:15 am

  16. That giraffe shot is great. Black and white really works – I could be wrong but I think that’s how they see the world

    March 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    • Thank you. Another photographer suggested that I try b&w for this one and it appears to have worked.

      March 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

  17. The photos of the giraffe, as other commenters have pointed out, is stunning. It is worth saying it again.

    Great photos all throughout your Africa sets. I got to see lions eating, you got to see them mating!

    April 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

    • Thank you Jeff. I need to print that, but I have been busy with some other things this month.

      April 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

  18. Zina_G

    This photo is breathtaking! Love it. I pinned it into Pinterest. Like… wow!

    April 24, 2013 at 5:26 am

  19. amazing pics again :)

    May 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm

  20. Amazing pictures! Love the black and white one of the giraffes : ) and the Antelope grazing, this looked like such a cool trip!

    June 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    • Thank you Rachel. It was a cool trip, but I could have done without driving on the left side of the road in a stick shift Corolla.

      June 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

  21. Your photography skills bring the viewer right to the live action … such clarity.

    August 26, 2013 at 10:53 pm

  22. RMW

    Maybe they’re thinking tourists just aren’t that tasty! I hope that tourism is helping to keep animals in the wild… it would be too sad if the only place these magnificent beasts could be found was in a zoo…

    October 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

  23. love this series!!!

    October 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

  24. The images are grand, but your memories must trump them.

    October 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

    • Sally, it was an unusually good trip, and I travel a lot. Thank you for visiting.

      October 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

  25. These are amazing beautiful work. I have always wanted to go on Safari.

    October 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

  26. Great photographs. Beautiful.

    October 5, 2013 at 9:34 am

  27. Awesome as usual, Ron!

    October 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

  28. The lion image and the greyscale rendering of the giraffes are great.

    October 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

    • Thank you Robert. I see you have been in the abandoned buildings again…

      October 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

      • Yes, I did a return to Hudson River Asylum last weekend – in one building, I encountered 11 “visitosr” – time to find another venue!

        October 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

        • It was nice while it lasted…

          October 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

  29. Hope something can be done before it’s too late for the Rhinos… Thanks for the pics!

    October 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  30. Is there anywhere you haven’t been. Me = jealous. Amazing as always!

    October 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    • There is a long list of places left to visit.

      October 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  31. Wow, what a place. Such animals.

    October 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

  32. These images are amazing!

    October 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm

  33. Always a pleasure to look at your photos, but I especially love these, thanks for sharing them!

    October 6, 2013 at 2:32 am

  34. I particularly like the “Lion resting” (maybe because I’m a Leo and I’m resting at home !).

    October 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

  35. Really great pictures, good job! What a pleasure for the eyes to look at. Can’t wait to go on Safari myself!

    November 6, 2013 at 1:24 am

  36. Never enough to see all your work – MAGNIFICENT! My compliment

    March 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

  37. Amazing photos, what a treat to see rhinos!

    March 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

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