Hoedspruit

I like figs

There is a rock fig next to our patio 8 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Perfect hide

Zebra in KNP 10 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Carrying my Baby

This beautiful Pearl Spotted Owlet carried her offspring within her feathers. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Itchy

Egret 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Only a short break

This Weaver is only one of hundreds who build their nests at Lake Panic. 10 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Best View

Grey Foot Chacma Baboon 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Curiosity

Baby Chacma Baboon in his mother’s lap 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Successful hunt

Martial Eagle with his pray 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Scream

African Fish Eagle 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Need to find another lift

The Grey Heron always take a hippo to surf around the sunset dam 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Hoedspruit

A lot to swallow

This Yellow-bellied Sandsnake got a House Gecko and needed some time to swallow it. 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Too hot

This Purple Heron hated a lot cause of the heat 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Hang out

This Southern Mask Weaver had his nest at sunset dam. 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Nearly sleeping

This Croc was in front of sunset dam and totally relaxed with all the cars passing 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

My territory

White Rhino marks his territory 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Perfect colour match

This monitor lost the front left leg 10 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Yes, you‘re looking

Southern Tree Agama at Satara Rest Camp 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Don’t panic

Cape Buffelo 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Hoedspruit

Got ya

Plated lizard catches a dragon fly 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Very active Cheetah

Cheetah Active

Very active Cheetah 0 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

H4-2 Near Crocodile bridge

Cheetah Active

On this day. About 6:00 in the morning. Driving up the road from crocodile bridge gate. Seen 3 male fighting with 1 female. With cubs. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Etosha National Park

Zebra love

Etosha National Park 2 Zebras in love 4 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Phinda Game Reserve

Long day

Lion cub yawning 14 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Phinda Game Reserve

Cheetah mother and cub

Cheetah cub and mother moving through the bushes climbed the log to scout the area ahead 7 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Scouting the area

A female leopard moving through the bushes stopped to scout the area infront of her before progressing. 6 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Phinda Game Reserve

Cheetah mother and cub

Cheetah mother and cub walking through the bushes, climbed up on a log where this photo was taken. 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

The frog rested on the wall of our outdoor shower.

Perfectly camouflaged

The frog rested on the wall of our outdoor shower. 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Smaugs Refreshment

Smaugs Refreshment

The photo has been taken in a private nature reserve and the lizard took his fresh water from a bird bath. 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Pelican Point Peninsula, Walvis Bay

On the hunt

This black backed jackal allowed me to get very close to him to get this amazing portrait photo of him. 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Out of the shadows

I met this young adult Brown Hyena on a recent walk on the outskirts of Walvis Bay. It was a magical moment. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

The Queen

A female lion jogging straight at us; the photo was taken from a viewpoint on the S95 close to the Letaba bridge in the Kruger National Park 6 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Mom and Calf

Big and flappy ear Mother showing her playful Calf the way back home after a quick morning sip. Just the few of the hundreds of Elephants in the frame. 4 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Standoff

2 Hippos in a stand off with 2 more in the background and an Elephant in the center of them. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

Crocodile as it entered the water and making it’s escape away from my lens. 4 – 3 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

I see you

Hippo in the Chobe peeking to see the commotion outside it’s safe space. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Buffalo Reflection

Big, Old Cape Buffalo bull grazing on the skirts of the Chobe. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Grazing Time

Hippo Grazing on the green fields while the Chobe’s water levels are still low enough. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Mouthful

Hippo with a mouthful of yummy grass on the islands of the Chobe 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Doing the deed

Hippo doing the deed before going into the water, aka it’s home. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Sand Bath

Elephant enjoying a sand bath next to the Chobe. 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Resting

Elephant scratching its head against the tree while resting its foot on the trunk of the tree. 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Close encounter

Close Encounter with a large elephant bull on its path to the water 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Buffalo Soldier

Mighty Cape Buffalo bull grazing 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Mighty Cape Buffalo

The Mighty Cape Buffalo. One of 4 bulls on their route to the bush. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

The Protection of a Mother

A small buffalo Calf with its mother protecting it everywhere it went, on the grass fields of the “not do full” Chobe. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Sabi Sands (Djuma)

Mother’s Watchful Stance

On Christmas morning we went to see if the den of a resident female leopard was still active. She had been keeping her cub here for some weeks and my guests and I loved viewing her. We got lucky that she was out on this log as the previous night’s rain meant no off-roading out if the established 2-track in the riverbed. After watching her for some time her cub came out of hiding to join us. A wonderful Holiday Present. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Mkhuze Game Reserve

Camouflage

3 male lions were walking in the road. We were the only ones there! One of them went and sat in the bush for less than 2 minutes and I was able to get this photo. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Mkhuze Game Reserve

Just hanging around

It was about 5pm on the 31st of December we had been driving all day when I spotted something lying in a tree. It was a leopard! 8 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Walvis Bay lagoon in Namibia

Flamingoes at sunset

Setting sunset on a overcast evening just enough light came through to create a lovely warm colourful atmosphere.. Location Walvis Bay lagoon in Namibia 13 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Botswana

Having each others back!

Our Safari drive provided many situations where animals were isolated but this photo does demonstrate a sense of looking after each other. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Walvis Bay Lagoon

Pink flamingoes

A beautiful unexpected sunset on a Sunday evening along the Walvis Bay lagoon.. It was rather over cast I wasn’t expecting to see much light but arrived at the location to see a little bit of light coming through the horizon.. It was just enough light to capture properly the best atmospheric flamingo images 119 – 3 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dikhololo, South Africa

Beauty and the Kudu

Dikhololo Safari, North West South Africa. 9 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

Sisters are doing it for themselves

Very lucky to come across this scene. Buffalo was still alive but near death by the sound it made. And the sisters where having a break. 29 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Triangle Zimbabwe

Mother and child vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkeys are slowly being labeled as vermin in and around cities, with many taking matters into their own hand however, if nothing is done to help spread the word and beauty of these primates we might lose them. 10 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Leonardville, Namibia

African heat

The yellow horn-bill is a common sight in Namibia, yet their simple beauty is like non other. This one I captured on my camera while out in the very hot mid-day sun, feeding on some delicious insects 9 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Leonardville, Namibia

Ghost of Africa

With the ongoing drought in Namibia, the kudus have been dying at an extreme rate. I took this photo one morning on my farm as this is the first kudu in 5 years to arrive on the farm 6 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kayli Nel

If looks could kill

I encountered this young caracal at the watering hole on our farm near Leonardville. He calmly drank water and walked past me at a short distance, not a care in the world until he saw me and gave me “the deathlook.” 12 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Gobabis, Namibia

Anel Ackermann

The Pearl-spotted Owlet is a smaller type of owl with white spots on the upperpart of the body and streaks all over the breast. At the back of its head the owl has two fake eyes which can be quite deceiving. This owl is not always active during the day and I caught him on my camera just before sunset on a our farm near Gobabis. 24 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Tax collectors of Africa

Scavengers of Africa and also hunt to week, the young and the old. 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Done and Dusted

Taken on Jenman’s Great Migration Safari. As evening approaches the elephants move away from the wet swamp to drier ground to avoid insects. 72 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Serengeti National Park

The Heights

Taken from a hot air balloon over the Serengeti. 42 – 3 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Stepping out

The guinea fowl were usually the first to the waterhole. Trying to get a shot of an individual rather than the entire flock was more difficult than I anticipated. Finally, my patience was rewarded. 70 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Just a sip

Female impala enjoying an early morning drink. Enjoying the water, but always keeping a lookout for predators 64 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Up close and personal

This buffalo came down to a waterhole I was sitting at. Because I had the ‘wrong’ lens with me, this was all I was able to capture. 48 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Mabula Game Reserve

Disdain

We found this lion in the company of two females. No wonder he looed at us like this! 45 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Mabula Game Reserve

They went that way

A Heron drying its wings in the early morning light. 36 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

The charge

Boat was too close so he charged us 15 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, botswana

Size matters

Was in a underground hide and he came out the water 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Splash

Lions across the river ,jumped over stream 12 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Mud bath

In a hide and mother and baby came in 8 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

I see you

Leopard was in a tree 14 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe, Botswana

Get out my way

Too many boats and he just charged in. 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Cheetah in Serengeti

Cheetah in Serengeti

This was on the Jenman East Africa Migration Discoverer tour over 15 days. We were so lucky to sight the East African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus) cheetah after hunting on the open plains with it’s kill of a Thomson’s gazelle. Apparently 89% of cheetah kills consist of Thomson’s gazelles due the abundance and readily available species. The cheetah seemed to be looking around a lot and our guide Victor, commented that the female may have lost her cubs during the hunt. Victor also advised if that was the case; the cubs would be vulnerable to lions, leopards, and hyenas. 40 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Baby Meerkat

Baby Meerkat

I took a photo of this little baby early morning with the gang while they foraged for food. 14 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Solio Game Reserve, Kenya

Dusty snores

Two lazy white rhinos, taking a midday nap on a dusty patch in Solio Game Reserve Kenya. 8 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Antelope Park, Gweru, Zimbabwe

Focus and Feathers

I captured this young secretory bird during our visit to Antelope Park in Zimbabwe. 9 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Kruger National Park

Bateleur Eagle

This Bateleur eagle was eating a snake it had caught. Taken close to Afsaal in the kruger park. 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dorcas TK Mawoyo- Hwange National Park

Cycle of life

Taken on a game drive, after a pride of 3 lionesses caught an elephant calf 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Serengetti National Park

The Ear Scratch

This photo was taken while viewing a breeding heard of elephants. It was captured using my cell phone and the old binoculars to the camera lens to zoom in trick, as I don’t have a camera. 20 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Masai Mara kenya

Connected to nature

The silhouette of the giraffe on the Mara plains was enhanced by giraffe’s angle mirroring that of the beautiful trees. 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

: Okavango Delta

Curious George

This was taken while on the boat safari in Mapula Lodge in Botswana. 20 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Etosha

False alarm

All seemed peaceful at the waterhole watching giraffe, zebra and impala, when giraffes turned and started to run. What a sight! But just a false alarm as they stopped shortly and resumed their position back at waterhole. 8 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Masai Mara, Kenya

Heading home

A late afternoon shot of three giraffes , nicely separated , with the Mara escarpment in the background 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Zambezi, Victoria falls

Crocodiles

Crocodiles in the Zambezi River , Crocodiles farm 254 – 6 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dianne Mehrton - Etosha

A drop of water

Early bird catches first drop of water this morning…worms will come later 16 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dianne Mehrton - Moremi Heyena

Getting ready for some adventures

A beautiful moment watching hyena mum feeding some tiny pups, while this little guy decided it was time to leave the den and start on some adventures. 15 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Ruan Van der Westhuizen - Nylstoom

Agama

Agama is a genus of small-to-moderate-sized, long-tailed, insectivorous Old World lizards. The genus Agama includes at least 37 species in Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, where most regions are home to at least one species. 5 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Leopard

Power and Poise

Our 2nd encounter for the day with this leopard, my favourite cat. A true wild animal in his own environment he is master of all he surveys. 20 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dianne Mehrton - Etosha National Park

Camouflage

Surprising how such a huge animal can hide amongst such spindly shrubs 12 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dianne Mehrton - Etosha National Park

Seeking food and water

Continually seeking out food and water – but extremely careful where they walk so as not to disturb what existing plant life there is. 9 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Greater Moremi

Mother and child

Are they both thinking that it won’t be long until they will move on to the next stage in their lives – mother to bear another child, the youngster to prepare for her own family. 33 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Divava Okavango Resort

Bringing home the bacon

Not really bacon, a goat actually. Sunset river cruise and some unlucky family has one less goat to look after. 30 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Etosha

Gentle giant

The ghostly white of the Etosha elephants dramatically illustrated towering over the undergrowth which both sustains and conceals them. 28 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Greater Moremi

Life lessons

The dynamics of a breeding herd – the adults shielding the youngster who mimics their behaviour 32 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Thamalakane River Lodge, Maun, Botswana

Waiting for Take-off

I was asked by one of the ladies on our tour if I could get a picture of one of these beautiful birds in flight. This one was perched in some reeds about 75 metres from where we were having breakfast. While waiting for it to take flight I took this shot which turned out to be quite special. I waited in vain for it to fly, but it refused until I turned away to board our vehicle. 48 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Etosha, Namibia

Run!!!

We sat watching at the waterhole when a landing vulture spooked the animals gathered to drink. As one they sought to distance themselves from the perceived threat, only to sheepishly return when they realized there was no danger. 90 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Etosha, Namibia

It’s a long way down

Yes, we all like the reflections. Good to get 4 in a row. 45 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Taking a break - Greater Moremi, Botswana

Taking a break

No, not a two-headed hyena. We were lucky enough to encounter a group of hyena at their burrow thanks to the knowledge of our guide and driver. 28 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Hiding in the bushes -Greater Moremi, Botswana

Hiding in the bushes

A second pic of this fellow. I was pleased with being able to pick him out and get good focus through the scrub. 29 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Like children anywhere - Playtime

Playtime

Like children anywhere 13 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Fish Eagle on the hunt - Chobe

Fish Eagle on the hunt

A great angle looking straight at me. I’ve cropped to show the majesty of the African Fish Eagle. 29 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Landers - Muddy Puddles - Nantwich Lodge

Playing in muddy puddles

A long encounter with a pride that included 4 cubs resulted in this shot of 2 of the cubs checking us out while another took a quick drink. 33 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dianne Mehrton Masuma dam, Hwange

Mum and bub

We had been sitting in the hide at Masuma dam watching a group of elephants drinking and splashing around. Such a beautiful sight to see mum and bub standing quietly. 22 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dianne Mehrton, Nantwich Lodge, Hwange National Park

Cuteness

At start of our morning drive when we came across 3 lioness and 4 cubs. One stopped to check us out and the other took opportunity to practice attack skills. A great way to start the day. 16 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Stephen Mehrton, Swakopmund, Namibia

Can you still see me?

This photo was taken while on the Living Desert quadbike tour offered as an optional activity. Without our guide we would never have seen this beautiful creature at all, let alone close up. 28 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Christine Dickmeyer - Giraffes

Giraffes

Traveled with a gal friend, Shepherd was our guide 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Lilac Brested Roller

We were exploring the myriad of waterways in dugout canoes being powered by a single person using a pole. So quiet and peaceful. We were able to get so close to this beautiful Lilac Brested Roller 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Gary Terry

Not so elegant way to eat one’s meal!

We are all familiar with the the image of giraffes seeking food from the tree tops but it was a surprise to view them foraging for food and water on the ground. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

The Lion King

The Lion King

This male lion had very recently taken down a large buffalo. The gaze seemed to be saying “that is why l am the King!“ 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

The Bite is Far Worse Than the Bark

An African Beauty

During our Safari drive we encountered several rather passive looking Hyena packs. This particular hyena became agitated when a vehicle came too close. 1 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chobe River, Botswana

I Spy with My Little Eye

During our early morning Safari we sat transfixed when this elephant wanted to get up close and personal. 0 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

cheetahs

That’s wildlife, isn’t it

2 Young cheetahs killed an Impala. 30 minutes to eat it , while vultures were waiting around for the left over 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Battle of the giants

Battle of the giants

Battle of the giants, patiently waiting for the face down. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chantel van der Linde - Pearl spotted owlet. Special sighting.

You looking at me?

Pearl spotted owlet. Special sighting. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chantel van der Linde - Lucky shot just as she looked up!

Bright eyes

Lucky shot just as she looked up! 14 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Chantel van der Linde - Splish splash!

Splish splash!

Lioness crossing back to the mainland over the floodplains 6 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Josh Shoebotham - Mantis Paradise

Mantis Paradise

In my opinion, this is the best photo I have ever taken! For me, this makes an amazing photo because of the way that the Flower Mantis makes eye contact which makes for a more intimate feel to the photo, and the way that it is highlighted by the colour and flow of the beautiful flowers in the back and foreground. This is a photo I had been dreaming about taking for months and I am super grateful that I was able to take it and for it to turn out this good! I took this amazing photo in the beautiful gardens surrounding my school which is in the amazing lush bush of the Raptors View wildlife estate. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Dominique Georget - désert du namibe

STOP

Le Gecko du désert Namibien nous fait stopper le 4X4 13 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Johan Wegner - It's all about me

It’s all about me

The scene was 19 Lions on a Hoppi kill near Moremi’s 2nd bridge, so this guy showed up #hoeveldskaapwagter 15 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Anya Koen cape fox

My…! What big eyes you have!

This little…not so little Cape Fox surprised us around the corner on a night drive. 107 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Anya Koen leopard

Ehggg…not my type

This guy gave us quite a show…but very lazy after a full tummy. 106 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Anya Koen, Unicorn of Africa, Rhino

Unicorn of Africa

So sad that the species are being killed for the only weapon they have to protect themselves. 559 – 16 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Shirley Smith - Lion Open Wide

Open Wide

Came across this single male on our afternoon drive from Mooifontein camp. He had a drink at a puddle of water and then flopped down to relax. 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Giraffe edition

Giraffe edition

Giraffes are fascinating animals. As being the tallest animal on earth, giraffes play an important role in the environment where they live. However, this iconic species faces the biggest threats to its survival due to habitat loss, human population growth, poaching, disease, war and civil unrest. 15 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Lion feeding from a carcass

Lion feeding

Lion feeding from a carcass 5 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Mom and her cub taking a nap

Mom and her cub taking a nap

Mma Dinare is set in a private 272 km2 concession, adjacent to Moremi Game reserve on the south-eastern side of the Delta. It overlooks the Gomoti River and its flood plains and the camp has been designed to embrace the natural surroundings. During an afternoon game drive. After 20 minutes of bouncing around off track, we slowed. There, lying in the shade in front of us, were one females with her cubs, their stomach bulging, too full to even acknowledge our arrival. The lions were so close to us. They occasionally opened their eyes just to check on us. 75 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Clambering Chameleon

Clambering Chameleon

This photo was taken on a very quiet morning in the bush where the game viewing was rather dry. That was all until we spotted one of my favorite creatures. We quickly stopped to help move this guy out of the road and into a tree which allowed me to capture this shot as he clambered away. 11 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Josh Shoebotham - Yawning Queen Leopard

Yawning Queen

This photo was of a magical sighting I had of this leopard and it was magical because when we arrived there it had just turned to golden hour so the light was now perfect. She moved from where she was lying down under the shade stood up and yawned (in this photo) and then continued to walk up a termite mound during golden hour. 13 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Wes Venter - Ou groote Elephant

Ou groote

This elephant didn’t have a care in the world and allowed us to watch him for ages as he slowly moved through the veld, feeding. We were alone and with this beautiful creature for 30 minutes or more in total silence. What an incredible privilege. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Santiago Perez - Toothless Hyena

Toothless

Hyena laying on the middle of the road protecting its pack that was eating a wildebeest carcass. Caught the picture at the perfect moment. 16 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Baby Lion eating a giraffe

Baby Lion eating a giraffe

Baby Lion eating a giraffe in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. 20 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Susan Smith - Fighting Zebras

Fighting Zebras

During game drive, we came upon a herd of Zebras in which two males were fighting one another. Our guide advised us aggression due to mating season. 10 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Jordan Smith - Hip hip. Hooray Hippo

Hip Hip Hooray

Sunset cruise with the hippos elephants and crocodiles. 19 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Suzanne Smith - Growing Elephant

Growing

A family of warthogs was playing around in front of us on the grass. This baby was trying to feed while the mother was trying to eat too. 48 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Suzanne Smith - Lion Roadblock

Roadblock

Coming back from a game drive in Chamabondo NP ( part of Zambezi National Park that runs parallel with the Kazangula Road) we noticed something in the road from quite a distance away from them. At first we thought is was a troop of baboons – but as we got closer we realised that it was a small pride of lion. We sat and watched them for ages, until a car came from the opposite direction and forced them to move off. They didn’t venture very far, so got to sit and watch them for a while longer before we headed home. Best kind of roadblock you can come across. 85 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Lesego Modikwa - Mr Elephant

Mr Elephant

At first glance I thought this elephant had 3 legs!! It summed up my whole vacation at Chobe National Park! 3 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Cindy Burgers - Elephant friends

Elephant friends

: This photo is taken in Kenya. These two elephants were part of a big group of male elephants. They were walking towards the waterpoule. They walked right before our eyes and didn’t even looked at us. It was so powerful and magical to see them right in front of us. It was the best memory of my safari in Kenya. 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Rufina William - Cheetah baby

Cheetah baby

This baby cheetah was playing around suddenly climbed the tree and then jumped again down almost landing with its face. 25 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Rufina William - Mother cheetah and her cub

Mother cheetah and her cub

As the sun was going down I found this cheetah mother and her cub trying to scan on the savanna to see if they can get any meal before it gets dark. This is one of the photogenic cats, climbing the fallen tree and giving that look and their beautiful body it was amazing. 20 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Oliver Adams - Eye contact Leopard

EYE CONTACT

I, Oliver Adams, am a 16 wildlife photographer from South Africa. It was early morning on Thorny bush Nature reserve, and we stopped to view this leopard cub in a riverbed. It stared directly at my camera lens for about 5 minutes, allowing me to rattle off hundreds of shots, and get this picture. 25 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Oliver Adams - A King In The Making - Lion

A King In The Making

My name is Oliver Adams, and I am a 16 wildlife photographer from South Africa. On our evening game drive, we came across a whole pride of lions laying in the road, including this young male lion, basking in the warm light. 23 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Waterhole Sunset

Waterhole Sunset

Waterhole Wonder 22 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

James Salimu - Sister Hood Lions

Sister Hood

I shot this amazing picture in the Hwange National Park showing this amazing bond between sisters after this emotional gesture, I was blessed to see a successful hunt and a kill from the two sisters. 26 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Marna Britz - Desert Elephants

Desert

Elephants are gentle giants. The photo shows the compassion between them. 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Yvonne de Bondt - The three giraffes

The three giraffes

I was on an safari in the northern part of Uganda in Kidepo National Park and I saw these three giraffes in the best position ever. 86 – 6 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Elisabeth Sicard - Look me in the eyes Cheetah

Look me in the eyes

Duma the young male abandoned at birth, is undergoing rehabilitation and will be released into the bush soon. 113 – 8 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Leopard Serengeti

Serengeti Leopard

I had a chance to see this leopard just relax in tree in Serengeti seronera. 84 – 6 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Baraka Obeid - Bob Junior Lion

Bob Junior

We found this beautiful lion at Namiri plains in the Serenget National Park in Tanzania. 18 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Savanna Owtram - Lazy Trunk Elephant

Lazy Trunk

I was chilling at my parents hide the one day with my friend when a few elephants decided to join us. Everything was normal but I noticed how this one elephant kept resting its trunk in-between its tusk and its upper trunk. I’ve seen elephants rest their trunks on there tusks but never in-between. And so I decided to take a few photos and this one is my favourite by far. (Grietjie Private Nature Reserve, Phalaborwa in South Africa) 312 – 9 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Anthony john shirima - Giraffe and a masaai worrier - Tanzania

Giraffe and a Masaai worrier

Wildlife can be spotted on the west of Mount Kilimanjaro which is full of animals like giraffes. 15 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Sandy Hill - Chobe, Botswana - Hippo

Hippo in Chobe

I was lucky to capture this hippo giving off a warning “yawn” whilst on a Chobe river cruise in Botswana. 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Sandy Hill - Karoo National Park - Zebra

Zebra at sunrise

I took this as the sun was coming up and the moon was setting. The Karoo is very magical. 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Breakfast in the bush

Breakfast in the bush

Out on a morning game drive, whilst returning to Mogotlho Safari Lodge, we were fortunate in coming across this beautiful animal, and very surprised to see what he was eating. I have visited Africa many times, but never before have I witnessed a cat eating a cat! 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Cub getting ready for a meal from mummy

Cub getting ready for a meal from mummy

I captured this photo in Hwange National Park on a game drive. A few minutes later mummy lioness stood up for a kill. 31 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Juan Pablo Bonilla - Elephant - Fight for life

Fight for life

An Elephant herd was crossing a deep channel in the Okavango Delta. Some older mothers and younger sisters began crossing and it was a dream come true to see family making it through the channel. At some point only the trunks and forehead could be seen. Then came a mother with its very young one behind. This is one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve had the privilege to witness in Africa as the young was struggling to stay afloat was trying to grip its mom’s tail and following closely, almost trying not to loose contact. The look of despair and fear of the young has no description as well as its mom’s looking to the rear while trying to make eye contact for reassurance and confidence. Their eyes were all of it; that was telling everything about the moment. 89 – 6 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Aviram Oren - Lion - I'm The King

I’m The King

We saw this beautiful male lion not far from the Ulmani Lodge in Kruger National Park in South Africa. The way he looked at us said it all. 39 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Michael Ferenando - Sneaky Mongoose

Sneaky Mongoose

A mongoose sneaking into someone’s yard searching for food. Perfectly timed photo as these are sneaky and shy around people. They love burrowing to get access to peoples yards. 28 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Gavin Ellis, Lets call it a day, Kruger Elephants

Lets call it a day

Two beautiful elephants standing in the afternoon sun after a long day. 21 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

The Portrait

The Portrait

A young member of the habituated Christmas group found within a rainy Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. 26 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Fawaaz Brown - Follow Mama Elephants

Follow Mama

The search for water…. 4 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Fawaaz Brown - Old McBuff Buffalo

Old McBuff

Old age got me the horns 🙂 2 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Becky Palmer - Giraffe sunset - Masai Mara

Giraffe sunset

Two giraffes meeting as the sun sets over the Masai Mara in Kenya. 2 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

African Sunset

African Sunset

There is simply no beauty quite like the silhouette of a majestic elephant in the gentle twilight of the African plains. 6 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Imke Engelbrecht - Lion cub

Can I play some more?

This little fellow was seen out playing with his cub-siblings while their mother was out on a hunt. 6 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Imke Engelbrecht - Eyes on the prize Leopard

Eyes on the prize

This young male leopard was captured climbing the tree to enjoy his breakfast feast – an Impala kill! 8 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Imke Engelbrecht - Leopard at dusk

Leopard at dusk

The majestic Three Rivers male leopard posing on a fallen tree stump at dusk with a beautiful backdrop of a sullen autumn sky. 9 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Luca Capellini - Lions in Hwange

The Playing Lions

The Picture was taken in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe in 2021. There was a group of two male lions near to them. We was first a bit confused about, because their was no mother around. But later on we find her right in the back in the bush. It has been soo funny to watch them up and down this branch. 20 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Niel Crafford - Black Heron

No hiding from us

The Black Heron catches his prey by making an umbrella with his wings, to prevent glare on the water surface and attract prey into the shade. 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Niel Crafford - elephant corridors

First one today!

Jumbo Junction is located on one of the main elephant corridors. Huge herds migrate from the northern parts of Botswana to the Okavango Delta at the end of the rainy season. This is the first place where they encounter the floodplain water. 2 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Niel Crafford - Yellow-billed Oxpeckers

Perfect couple

Oxpeckers (Yellow-billed in this case) are difficult to photograph in focus as they (and their hosts) are constantly moving! 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Donkey drivers

Donkey drivers

The Yellow-billed Oxpecker is quite scarce in some parts of Africa. Here, they gather in numbers, usually on the back (or hanging from the belly) of donkeys or cattle. 5 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Cheetah stretching

Cheetah stretching

This is one of three young cheetahs following there mum whilst she was hunting they hung back and watched. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Bateleur Eagle

Bateleur Eagle

This photo of the beautiful Bateleur Eagle was taken in the Kruger National Park, on the S28. He caught a snake and was eating it then the snake fell out of the tree. 29 – 2 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Malelane Males: Brotherhood

Malelane Males: Brotherhood

The two males in the morning lying on H3 Road that goes from Malelane to Skukuza. This is just after Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park. 10 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Leopard close up

Leopard close up

This leopard was taking a nap in the tree when we found it. I had to get a close up, as it was hidden very well by the leaves and branches of the tree. 7 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Leopard in tree with impala

Leopard in tree with impala

The leopard had recently killed the impala and dragged it up the tree. We found it still eating this for breakfast, before it got too hot. 4 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Majestuous Creature

Majestuous Creature

Taking during our tour at Addo National Park. 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Leisha Rogers - Addo Elephant Park, South Africa

Splish Splash

We came across a herd of elephants cleaning themselves at Addo Elephant Park, South Africa. 3 – 0 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!

Jennifer Cameron - Kruger Cheetah

Kruger Cheetah

This Cheetah was in a group of 3 they had just finished eating and just been lazy. What beautiful animals they are. Photo was taken at Crocodile bridge in the Kruger park. 25 – 1 Thank You For Your Vote! Sorry You have Already Voted!