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Backlit Cheetah Cub! ************************************************** This was
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Backlit Cheetah Cub! ************************************************** This was one of two Cheetah cubs hanging out with their mother in some high grass. This was my first Safari on foot which was an amazing experience, much because of how relaxed the mother and the cubs were with us around. I would say we were as close as 10 meters (3.3 feet). ************************************************** In 2016 a report from the Zoological Society of London showed that more than half the worlds surviving cheetahs live in one population that ranges across six countries in southern Africa. Because the cheetah is one of the widest-ranging carnivores, it roams across lands far outside protected areas. Some 77% of their habitat falls outside these parks and reserves. As a result, the animal struggles because these lands are increasingly being developed by farmers and the cheetahs prey is declining because of bushmeat hunting. Another of the big concerns about cheetahs has been the illegal trafficking of cubs, fuelled by demand from the Gulf states. The young cats can fetch up to $10,000 on the black market. According to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, @ccfcheetah, some 1,200 cheetah cubs are known to have been trafficked out of Africa over the past 10 years but around 85% of them died during the journey. ************************************************** #wildestafrica #wildlifephotography #bigcat #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #safari #wildlife #southafrica #wildlife_private #stoppoaching #saveourwildlife #naturematters #conservation #african_portraits #dswt #wildlifeconservation #africanamazing #africanwildlifefoundation #endangeredspecies #vulnerablespecies #savethecheetah #tripsandclicks_it #bigcatswildlife #cheetahconservationfund #ccfcheetah #endextinction #endangered #wildlifeconservation #humansforcheetahs
Happy International Cheetah day!! **********************************************
1 week ago

Happy International Cheetah day!! *************************************************** There are less than 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild, making the cheetah Africa’s most endangered big cat. I photographed this particular Cheetah in Makutsi, South Africa. *************************************************** #blackandwhite #wildlifephotography #bigcat #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #portraitsofficial #wildlife #southafrica #wildlife_private #stoppoaching #saveourwildlife #naturematters #conservation #connect2earth #dswt #wildlifeconservation #krugerexplorer #africanwildlifefoundation #endangeredspecies #vulnerablespecies #savethecheetah #tripsandclicks_it #ccf #cheetahconservationfund #ccfcheetah #endextinction #endangered #wildlifeconservation #humansforcheetahs
A juvenile Bateleur staring curiously at me! ***********************************
2 weeks ago

A juvenile Bateleur staring curiously at me! *************************************************** The eagle most associated with Kruger is probably the Bateleur. Its name derives from the French for acrobat or tightrope walker in reference to the way it juggles its wings from side to side as it flies low over the mixed woodlands throughout the Park. In Shangaan it is known as Ximongwe, the bird of the kings. In Zululand during the 19th century it was known as indlamadoda , the Eater of the Warriors because of its habit of eating the bodies of warriors lying dead on the battlefield. Bateleur Male and Female.It is the only eagle that deliberately makes a noise with its wings during courtship and territorial displays - in local folklore, this sound was the same as that of an assegai beating against a shield. The Bateleur has a reputation for bravery as it is not put off by dangerous prey. It regularly attacks and eats poisonous mambas and puffadders and on at least one occasion has taken a lion cub - wildlife photographer Peter Johnson once found the skull of a lion cub in a Bateleurs nest in Zimbabwe! According to Roberts VII there are an estimated 600 pairs in the Park and adjacent private reserves. They spend more time in the air than most other raptors, covering roughly 400km a day in search of carrion and live prey. They are very territorial. Source: birding.krugerpark.co.za ************************************************** #krugernationalpark #birdsofinstagram #instabird #wildlifephotography #best_birds_of_ig #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeinalens #kruger_wildlife #birds_captures #bestbirdshots #birdphotography #birdproshots #krugerexplorer #birdwatching #birds_crazy #birdfanlove #natgeowild #welove_birds #your_best_birds #naturyst #_bird_wonderful_ #best_birds_of_world #kings_birds #featured_wildlife #loversofwildlife #goodbirds #_birds_fanlove_ #tripsandclicks_it #elite_raptors #birdsofsouthafrica
Thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens for the photo. Southern Ground Hornbill *********
2 weeks ago

Thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens for the photo. Southern Ground Hornbill **************************************************** The lifespan of the Southern Ground Hornbill is impressive spanning some 50 or 60 years. The Southern Ground Hornbill’s numbers are in a steady decline, and it is now classified as being Vulnerable and, in some places, Critically Endangered. In South Africa, this is due to almost three-quarters of its habitat being lost to overgrazing, a loss of suitable breeding trees, the land being converted into commercial farms, and so on. The male of this species is known for cracking glass windows, as it watches and interacts with its reflection. This has led to their being poisoned or otherwise killed by the homeowners. *************************************************** #naturephotography #birdsofinstagram #instabird #wildlifephotography #best_birds_of_ig #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeinalens #wildlife #birds_captures #bestbirdshots #birdphotography #birdproshots #naturelovers #bird # #birdwatching #birds_crazy #birdfanlove #natgeowild #welove_birds #your_best_birds #naturyst #_bird_wonderful_ #best_birds_of_world #kings_birds #featured_wildlife #loversofwildlife #goodbirds #_birds_fanlove_ #tripsandclicks_it
Southern Ground Hornbill **************************************************** Th
2 weeks ago

Southern Ground Hornbill **************************************************** The lifespan of the Southern Ground Hornbill is impressive spanning some 50 or 60 years. The Southern Ground Hornbill’s numbers are in a steady decline, and it is now classified as being Vulnerable and, in some places, Critically Endangered. In South Africa, this is due to almost three-quarters of its habitat being lost to overgrazing, a loss of suitable breeding trees, the land being converted into commercial farms, and so on. The male of this species is known for cracking glass windows, as it watches and interacts with its reflection. This has led to their being poisoned or otherwise killed by the homeowners. *************************************************** #naturephotography #birdsofinstagram #instabird #wildlifephotography #best_birds_of_ig #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeinalens #wildlife #birds_captures #bestbirdshots #birdphotography #birdproshots #naturelovers #bird # #birdwatching #birds_crazy #birdfanlove #natgeowild #welove_birds #your_best_birds #naturyst #_bird_wonderful_ #best_birds_of_world #kings_birds #featured_wildlife #loversofwildlife #goodbirds #_birds_fanlove_ #tripsandclicks_it
Baboon on the rocks! ***************************************************The babo
2 weeks ago

Baboon on the rocks! ***************************************************The baboon’s major predators are humans. Baboons are often intentionally poisoned and killed because they tend to be considered as a pest species. They are also hunted for their skins—this is more common with the sacred baboon. Use of baboons in laboratories and medical research has also increased. Baboons are losing their homes. Habitat loss due to overgrazing, agricultural expansion, irrigation projects, and overall human settlement growth is a threat to this species. Source: African Wildlife Foundation, AWF *************************************************** #baboon #baboons #wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #nature #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #naturelovers #wildlife_private #stoppoaching #saveourwildlife #naturematters #endangeredspecies #conservation #connect2earth #dswt #wildlifeconservation #krugerexplorer #conservation #ape #africanwildlifefoundation #wildlife_exhibit #africansafariconservation
This elephant came very close to greet us with his trunk!! *********************
3 weeks ago

This elephant came very close to greet us with his trunk!! ***************************************************Did you know the following? In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed huge swaths of the African continent. But decades of poaching and conflict have since decimated African elephant populations. In 2016, experts estimated that Africa’s elephant population had dropped by 111,000 elephants in the span of a decade. Today, there are just 415,000 elephants across Africa. While elephant poaching is trending downward, with significant declines in East Africa, poaching continues to steer the species dangerously nearer to extinction. Source: WWF *************************************************** ............................................................................................................... #blackandwhite #wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #nature #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #naturelovers #wildlife_private #savetheelephants #elephants #elephant #stoppoaching #saveourwildlife #naturematters #endangeredspecies #conservation #connect2earth #elephants_empowered #elephantlover #dswt #wildlifeconservation #krugerexplorer #@sweetelephantcorner
Photo credits,thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens Powerful and majestic, the king of t
3 weeks ago

Photo credits,thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens Powerful and majestic, the king of the beasts has no natural predators. But unthinkably, African lion numbers have plummeted by over 40% in the last three generations, due to loss of living space and conflict with people.  Lions are the most sociable of all big cats. They live in groups called prides, which usually consist of related females and their cubs. Dominant males, with their flowing manes (a sign of virility), fight to maintain breeding rights. Three-quarters of African lion populations are in decline. With only around 20,000 in the wild, they’re now officially classified as ‘vulnerable’. Source: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ***************************************************  #naturephotography   #wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot   #africanature   #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife   #photosafari   #safari   #wildlife #southafrica   #krugernationalpark   #krugerpark #naturelovers   #krugerexplorer   #tripsandclicks_it #africanamazing   #savetheanimals   #lion #animalportrait   #bigcatsofinstagram   #lioness #queen   #bigcatsworld   #bigcatsconservarion #bigcatswildlife   #bigcatsdiary   #lion_loverss   #wwf #endangeredspecies   #wildlifeconservation
Powerful and majestic, the king of the beasts has no natural predators. But unth
3 weeks ago

Powerful and majestic, the king of the beasts has no natural predators. But unthinkably, African lion numbers have plummeted by over 40% in the last three generations, due to loss of living space and conflict with people. Lions are the most sociable of all big cats. They live in groups called prides, which usually consist of related females and their cubs. Dominant males, with their flowing manes (a sign of virility), fight to maintain breeding rights. Three-quarters of African lion populations are in decline. With only around 20,000 in the wild, they’re now officially classified as ‘vulnerable’. Source: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) *************************************************** #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #naturelovers #krugerexplorer #tripsandclicks_it #africanamazing #savetheanimals #lion #animalportrait #bigcatsofinstagram #lioness #queen #bigcatsworld #bigcatsconservarion #bigcatswildlife #bigcatsdiary #lion_loverss #wwf #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation
Credit photo, thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens Hyena spotting! ~ Saw this beautifu
4 weeks ago

Credit photo, thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens Hyena spotting! ~ Saw this beautiful creature in Kruger, there seemed to have been a fresh kill and it had a leg in its mouth, probably from an antelope. That is how life in the wild works, there are predators and those who are not. They are both needed in the ecosystem, unfortunately there is one master predator that are a threat to all of them, they are called humans and they are ruthless. Lets save the animals and stop the poaching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************  #hyena   #hyenas   #naturephotography #wildlifephotography   #natgeoyourshot   #africanature #wildlifeinalens   #africanwildlife   #photosafari   #safari #wildlife   #nature   #southafrica   #krugernationalpark #krugerpark   #kruger   #naturelovers   #photography #Wildography   #WildographyandSafaris #krugerexplorer   #tripsandclicks_it   #africanamazing #earthfocus   #stoppoaching   #stoppoachingnow #savetheanimals
Hyena spotting! ~ Saw this beautiful creature in Kruger, there seemed to have b
4 weeks ago

Hyena spotting! ~ Saw this beautiful creature in Kruger, there seemed to have been a fresh kill and it had a leg in its mouth, probably from an antelope. That is how life in the wild works, there are predators and those who are not. They are both needed in the ecosystem, unfortunately there is one master predator that are a threat to all of them, they are called humans and they are ruthless. Lets save the animals and stop the poaching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ************************************************** #hyena #hyenas #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #nature #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #kruger #naturelovers #photography #Wildography #WildographyandSafaris #krugerexplorer #tripsandclicks_it #africanamazing #earthfocus #stoppoaching #stoppoachingnow #savetheanimals
Photo credits ,thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens Close encounter! ¨~ This guy went
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Photo credits ,thanks to @wildlife.in.a.lens Close encounter! ¨~ This guy went to our Jeep to say hello! Just standing a few meters away, It was a moment I will remember for sure. This was just one in a group of twenty elephants, really a spectacular sight!! **************  #naturephotography   #wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot   #africanature   #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife   #photosafari   #safari   #wildlife #nature   #southafrica   #krugernationalpark #krugerpark   #kruger   #naturelovers   #photography #savetheelephants   #elephants   #elephant #Wildography   #WildographyandSafaris #krugerexploreri   #ivory   #tripsandclicks_it #africanamazing   #earthfocus #elephants_empowered   #elephants_of_insta
Birdie action! This was captured on a small lake in Sweden. It was a beautiful
4 weeks ago

Birdie action! This was captured on a small lake in Sweden. It was a beautiful and sunny day with a lot of birds playing around, one of the best days I have ever experienced when it comes to birdwatching! *************************************************** #naturephotography #birdsofinstagram #birds #instabird #wildlifephotography #best_birds_of_ig #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeinalens #wildlife #nature #birds_captures #bestbirdshots #birdphotography #birdproshots #naturelovers #bird # #birdwatching #birdsinsweden #swedishbird #swedishbirds #råckstaträsk #birds_crazy #birdfanlove #natgeowild #welove_birds #your_best_birds #_bird_wonderful_ #best_birds_of_world #what_i_saw_in_sweden
Close encounter! ¨~ This guy went to our Jeep to say hello! Just standing a few
4 weeks ago

Close encounter! ¨~ This guy went to our Jeep to say hello! Just standing a few meters away, It was a moment I will remember for sure. This was just one in a group of twenty elephants, really a spectacular sight!! ************** #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #nature #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #kruger #naturelovers #photography #savetheelephants #elephants #elephant #Wildography #WildographyandSafaris #krugerexploreri #ivory #tripsandclicks_it #africanamazing #earthfocus #elephants_empowered #elephants_of_insta
Save the Cheetahs! ~ Vulnerable or Endangered? ~ On IUCN Red List of Threatened
2 months ago

Save the Cheetahs! ~ Vulnerable or Endangered? ~ On IUCN Red List of Threatened Species the risk of extinction is evaluated. Cheetahs risk level is set to vulnerable but some scientist believes the level should be changed to endangered rather sooner than later. Work is already being done to save the Cheetah, one example is that the reproduction of Cheetahs is very low, one reason beeing the high level of inbreed for the species, a counter measurement is to relocate cubs to different places in the effort of diversifying the bloodline. ~ Other well known reasons for the high risk level is Habitat loss,, loss of their natural prey which leads to conflict with human, Poaching and Wildlife smuggling. ~ Here are some key stats from African Wildlife Foundation (AWF): ~ The cheetah’s habitat is now only 11% of its former size. ~ Range depletes 2.26% annually. ~ Approximately 6,674 adults remain in the wild. ~ Only about 5% of cubs survive to adulthood. #africanwildlifefoundation #endangeredspecies #vulnerablespecies #savethecheetah #savethecheetahs #iucn #iucnredlist #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #nature #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #naturelovers #photography #makutsi #makutsisafarisprings #conservation #wildlifeconservation #natgeo #animal #animalconservation #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeprotection
A Kori bustard captured in Kruger National Park. Did you know that it is the hea
2 months ago

A Kori bustard captured in Kruger National Park. Did you know that it is the heaviest bird on earth that are capable of flying. However, its a land living bird and only flies if it have to. They can weigh up to 19 kg (42 lbs.) and stand 1,3 m( 43) tall, with a wingspan of 275 cm (9). When the male want to impress the female he can blow up his neck like a balloon which looks kind of crazy. Interesting fact, the male can be a real douchebag trying to breed with as many females as possible and then take no part in the raising of the young, like some males in another highly evolved species :) #koribustard #naturephotography #birdsofinstagram #birds #instabird #wildlifephotography #best_birds_of_ig #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #birds_captures #bestbirdshots #birdshots #birdphotography #birdproshots #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #naturelovers #bird #birdwatching #birding #makutsisafarisprings #makutsi #birds_crazy #greengrammers #douchebag
Bloody African Wild Dog! They are one of the world’s most endangered mammals an
2 months ago

Bloody African Wild Dog! They are one of the world’s most endangered mammals and can only be seen in Southern- and South East Africa. When I was on a safari in Kruger National Park, it was obvious that the Wild dogs got our safari guide more excited than any other animal, sometimes weeks could went by without any sitings of the dogs in the park, I was lucky and saw 2 different packs on one day. Lets hope the population can thrive in the future insted of facing extinction which, sadly, is a real possibility. #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #africanwilddog #africanwilddogs #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #nature #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #kruger #naturelovers #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #endangered #awareness #dog #dogs #photography #instagram #bloody #puppy
African Wild Dogs looking brutal with bloody faces! However, they are one of th
2 months ago

African Wild Dogs looking brutal with bloody faces! However, they are one of the world’s most endangered mammals and can only be seen in Southern- and South East Africa. When I was on a safari in Kruger National Park, it was obvious that the Wild dogs got our safari guide more excited than any other animal, sometimes weeks could went by without any sitings of the dogs in the park, I was lucky and saw 2 different packs on one day. Lets hope the population can thrive in the future insted of facing extinction which, sadly, is a real possibility. #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #africanwilddog #africanwilddogs #natgeoyourshot #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #photosafari #safari #wildlife #nature #southafrica #krugernationalpark #krugerpark #kruger #naturelovers #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #endangered #awareness #dog #dogs #photography #instagram #bloody #brutal #puppies
Majestic! Comes with a story… On my first trip to South Africa, on my first Safa
2 months ago

Majestic! Comes with a story… On my first trip to South Africa, on my first Safari, an hour in, we saw three lions on the side of the road that stared intensively on the opposite side of the road. I looked to the left and there were a giraffe eating from the trees just a few meters away. After ten minutes of intense wait, the giraffe went up onto the road, it was the signal the lions had been waiting for. I wondered, was this the once-in-a-lifetime experience I was hoping for? The lions launched the attack! It was just that a jeep had parked in front of us a minute earlier and my vision was blocked. Anyway, the lions were sub-adult and the attack was over before it even started. The giraffe ran away and the lions took a siesta. Talk about anti-climax! But from that moment on I was bitten by the safari bug. It’s a great experience I can recommend to anyone. #lion #africanature #wildlifeinalens #africanwildlife #lionsofinstagram #photosafari #safari #lionphotography #makutsi #wildlife #nature #southafrica #naturephotography #natgeoyourshot #savebigcats
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