In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…

“In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…

If I look at this picture, that I photographed through thick bush, I can’t but think of the song, “In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle…”the same song me and Noa danced on our first song at our wedding! Beautiful memories! This image was taken in Mashatu in the Green Season. A magical place filled yellow fields of Devil Thorn flowers. Join us next year for a “Green Season” safari of a lifetime!

P.S. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is a song originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title “Mbube” for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the United States as adapted in English with the best-known version by the doo-wop group the Tokens.

Monitor for breakfast.

 

The Martial Eagle is the biggest of the African Eagles and are extremely powerful. On top of there favourite meals, is the monitor lizard. I came upon this scene in the Kruger Park, minutes after the eagle overpowered the lizard. And flew off with it. 

Old Green Eyes – A true survivor

When we started our Planet Okavango Project, there was a leopard in the area we were based called “Green Eyes” with the most incredible coloured eyes I have ever seen. The better the light, the better colour the eyes became for photography. End of last year a good 3 years since I photographed her last, I asked one of the guides from a nearby lodge when was the last time he saw her? Apparently she was killed, (a rumour), by lions, as well as her cub. He saw how the lions tore her leg off etc. Nobody saw her for months, so everybody assumed she was dead. To our surprise 6 months later we bumped into a leopard lying under a bush with the last rays of afternoon sunlight on her face licking her back paw. She was licking a “stumpy.” Clearly she lost a limb, but here was “Green Eyes”, very much alive. Survived a lion attack, and looking in good condition, with only 3 legs. Nature is a wonderful thing! A true survivor!

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Midnight’s Feast

After a huge fight between 2 hippo bulls the older male died because of all his wounds and blood-loss. The carcass drifted for a few days and after the
crocodiles had their fare share, the smell attracted hyenas and they walked in carefully to drag the remains out. After feasting for a while 2 lions appear on the other side of the river. To avoid getting eaten by crocodiles they walked downriver to cross the river where it was more narrow. The hyenas ran away and the lions feasted on the remains the whole night long until early morning. Now and then the hippo bull responsible for the other’s demise walked out of the water for some strange reason, to chase the lions off. I tried to capture the whole seen, two lions feasting, hippo and the river in the background, including the milkyway that stretched across the skyline. #singleframe

SAVUTI/KHWAI ADVENTURE!

Join me for a Savuti/Khwai Adventure 28 August – 3 September 2020. PHOTO: Fluttering butterflies around a lioness.
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TWO SPOTS LEFT – #KalahariSafari

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Want to photograph the big cats of the Kalahari? 2 spots left! Join us on a Kalahari safari.
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19 – 26 October 2018
15 – 22 November 2018

We also have 2 spots open on our 9 – 15 October Kalizo & Chobe River Safari.
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KALAHARI SAFARI 2018

Join me & Noa for an unforgettable 8 days Photographic Safari Experience to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
16 – 23 April (2 spots left)
25 April – 2 May (2 spots left)
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Join us for a safari in 2018…

JOIN US FOR A SAFARI THIS YEAR…

28 January – 1 February
Chobe River, Botswana (Private)
25 March – 7 April
Namibia Landscapes (Fully Booked)

16 – 23 April
Spellbinding Kalahari, South Africa

25 April – 2 May
Spellbinding Kalahari, South Africa (Fully Booked)

7 – 13 June
The Chobe River, Mobile & Houseboat, Botswana

19 – 25 June
Two Iconic Rivers, Chobe Houseboat & Khwai Camp, Botswana

4-11 September
Spellbinding Kalahari, South Africa

1 – 7 October
Savuti & Khwai Mobile Safari, Botswana

9 – 15 October
Kalizo Bee Eaters & Chobe River Houseboat,
Namibia/Botswana

19 – 26 October
Spellbinding Kalahari, South Africa

30 October – 12 November
Namibia Landscapes

15-22 November
Cats of the Kalahari, South Africa

24 November – 2 December
Best of Okavango Delta, Botswana

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BECOMING ONE WITH WILDLIFE | TALK BY HANNES LOCHNER

KEY DISCUSSION POINTS
– Life in the Bush
– Different techniques on how to shoot different genres of work
– Insights of his experiences tracking leopards
– A step-through his experiences culminated in his spectacular book, “Planet Okavango”, a true collectors’ item.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK:
http://ctsp.co.za/programme/becoming-one-with-wildlife-talk-by-hannes-lochner/