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Oliphants River Kruger National Park South Africa

April 6, 2015

All photos are copyright of Mic Smith.

Beside the banks of the Oliphants River in Kruger National Park this pair of African Fish Eagles. They were perched in a tree beside the bridge so I had a fairly level view.

Beside the banks of the Oliphants River in Kruger National Park this pair of African Fish Eagles. They were perched in a tree beside the bridge so I had a fairly level view.

I like the way the giriffe is looking at me in this shot. It works well with the way the image is framed

I like the way the giriffe is looking at me in this shot. It works well with the way the image is framed

This tree is almost a frame for a smaller tree. The light wasn't as good this day as previous days but the grey adds to the mood.

This tree is almost a frame for a smaller tree. The light wasn’t as good this day as previous days but the grey adds to the mood.

Lions are big. This young male is sitting on the road completely ignoring the cars and the humans who were going into a photographic frenzy. He's actually hunting with two others

Lions are big. This young male is sitting on the road completely ignoring the cars and the humans who were going into a photographic frenzy. He’s actually hunting with two others

The lion was intent on hunting. I was observing from the road with about 10 other cars.

The lion was intent on hunting. I was observing from the road with about 10 other cars.

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I saw three rhinos under this tree the day before. I sat for over an hour waiting for the right composition and snapped some steady clear shots but the files on the SD were corrupted - I couldn't believe my bad luck. But then realised how much good luck I was having. the Lembobo Mountains of Mozambique are in the background.

I saw three rhinos under this tree the day before. I sat for over an hour waiting for the right composition and snapped some steady clear shots but the files on the SD were corrupted – I couldn’t believe my bad luck. But then realised how much good luck I was having. the Lembobo Mountains of Mozambique are in the background.

This male rhino was dragging his feet to mark his territory. I stay with him a long time but he lay down under a tree and didn't move, so I left.

This male rhino was dragging his feet to mark his territory. I stay with him a long time but he lay down under a tree and didn’t move, so I left.

This White Stork kept me company while I observed the rhino

This White Stork kept me company while I observed the rhino

Different game in Kruger mix well

Different game in Kruger mix well

The textures in the plumage of this White Backed Vulture seem to blend perfectly with the textures in the branches of this dead tree.

The textures in the plumage of this White Backed Vulture seem to blend perfectly with the textures in the branches of this dead tree.

I know this is a breeding pair because I just watched them breeding.

I know this is a breeding pair because I just watched them breeding.

He walks right past my car window to get a drink in the creek

He walks right past my car window to get a drink in the creek

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The black backed jackal walked for a kilomete along the road, sniffing and marking territory

The black backed jackal walked for a kilomete along the road, sniffing and marking territory

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