Lazy Sunday Photo- A Kudu from South Africa

When I got the invitation to travel to South Africa, I remember writing to Arun– what to do I am no wildlife photographer! He replied back- enjoy the things with your eyes! That was one good advice. I tried to follow it too and yet the trigger happy camera finger would go on its own! If … Read more

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10 Reasons Why a South Africa Wildlife Safari Will Spoil You For Life

I went to South Africa in May 2013 and it is a rare day when I don’t think about it. More than anything else their wild life is on such a grand scale that it has left me completely smitten. Here are 10 reasons why a South Africa Wildlife Safari will spoil you for life! … Read more

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Yellow Billed Hornbill

I have a love-hate relationship with bird photography. I love photographing birds and I hate the amount of trouble they give me in taking pictures. Yellow Billed Hornbill, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa However I do get lucky sometimes, like when I clicked this Yellow Billed Hornbill (described as flying bananas by our guide Erick) … Read more

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A Playful South African Elephant

This South African elephant was in a playful mood at the Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Limpopo region. They look so majestic. And all the rangers considered the charge of an elephant extremely dangerous. An African Elephant Splashing Mud, Manyeleti Game Reserve But for quite sometime on a lazy afternoon this one kept playing with … Read more

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If You Ever Find it Return it to Me!

I lost a piece of heart in these bushes, if you ever find it do return it to me. The South African bush, you never know what delights it has in store for you! The Beautiful South African Bush It is all the more fascinating for what it hides rather than what it reveals, or rather … Read more

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Giraffes in the Wild, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa

This was my first spotting of the giraffes in the wild as well. Manyeleti Game Reserve was a treasure trove for me. We first spotted this pair. Giraffes- Male and Female, Manyeleti Game reserve, South Africa The male have darker spots than the female. And after this pair came a baby! Baby Giraffe, Manyeleti Game … Read more

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Lazy Sunday Photo- Vervet Monkey, South Africa

My group was animatedly talking to each-other when we heard a strange voice. It was the Vervet Monkeys in the tree nearby. They don’t like being ignored. Vervet Monkeys, South Africa The lodge staff also told us that they would come to steal the breakfast! So this is my scheduled lazy Sunday photo. I am … Read more

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A Record Keeping Shot of an African Lion

The light was way too low but the sight was divine. When the dusk fell at the Manyeleti Game Reserve, our tracker was shining his torch around the bush and soon enough it caught the eye of an animal. And what an animal it was! Oh the thrill to see an African lion to walk … Read more

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Too Close for Comfort?

I expected to see wild animals on a South African safari but I did not let my hopes rise beyond a point. After all my tiger sighting count in India is still stuck at zero after 4 different national parks! But the safari at the Manyeleti Game Reserve exceeded all expectations. Too Close for Comfort- … Read more

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Crested Barbet- Birds of South Africa

I love birds, I really truly love bird watching. But it is an infinitely frustrating exercise as well, particularly if you are in a hurry. And it seems on almost all my trips I am in a hurry. Crested Barbet, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa So look at this at this Crested Barbet. I mean … Read more

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