A day out on the reserve! Cat, buck and rhino...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Hi, we have been out today and I thought I would share. I will cross-link for birds and a plant!LOL

We start of early morning with a Impala baby - big ears small head.

Birds for today: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1148345/

This message was edited Jan 8, 2011 2:29 PM

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Baby with MOM

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

dad - I think LOL! he was the closest!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

"Bontebok" male laying in the long grass

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Standing up - could not get a great face pic, but beauti's nevertheless

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Mrs Warthog and baby

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

She looked for food and baby came running straight on the knees munching away - mom looking on!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Baby charging off after mom.

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

A impressive Male Waterbuck

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

female

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Male stood up and posed

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Another male later the day - you can see the diagnostic white ring on the behind

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

target practice anyone? lol!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

I wonder if this warthog is a politician of old??

This message was edited Jan 9, 2011 6:13 AM

Thumbnail by Little_things
barmera, Australia

Beautiful pics, Rian. The target practice is only with cameras I hope. Colleen

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

A few buffalo - these were about 2/3 size of ones we have seen!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

A "Springbok" male

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Blue wildebeest

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Whole family group

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Guess what this is?

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

A facial shot!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Reedbuck

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Any guesses??

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Cheetah - midday break!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

another

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Oooh, I'm so tired!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Just have to find a nice spot for my head....hmmmmm

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

I think this is ... snorrrrrrrrrrrrrr....

Thumbnail by Little_things
Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Great shots!! Is this at a reserve park?

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Some zebras - always need some zebras

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

I have to show this little guy

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

He has the greatest "modern" hairstyle - we had a lot of fun watching him

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Close-up - now tell me you do not have a smile!

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Finally - the best - and I mean this - It has been a long time since I have seen them - White rhino

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Just magnificent

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Close-up

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

This pic show the size (more or less), it also shows we had fun, we did not get out of the vehicle!

Finally by the time we got to the restaurant for lunch a "loud" tourist asked if we saw any BIG animals - I said: "Not much!" LOL!

I was a bit irritated because I was trying to take a pic of a birdie - and taking in nature, making it part of you is the point, not bring the city and making it part of the bush! Some people just miss the point!

Hope you enjoyed it - you may have seen more than above tourist! LOL

This message was edited Jan 8, 2011 5:40 PM

Thumbnail by Little_things
Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Colleen - thanks hope you saw the last pics!

Catz - yes, it is a reserve, we live about 5min from it.

Sioux City, IA(Zone 4b)

Wonderful photos, thank you so much for sharing!

Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

The wildlife you have so close by is so amazing. You've picked up the size of the Rhino really well. And yes, you brought a smile to my face with that sweet baby Zebra. Enjoyed everyone of them. Thanks

Post a Reply to this Thread

You cannot post until you , sign up and subscribe. to post.
BACK TO TOP