The main gorge in Eagle’s Rock Estate. We were privileged enough to be guests of good friends Bill and Judy Pierce. The vistas are spectacular. There is plenty of wildlife and a huge selection of birds. We love going there.
A large flock of Collared Pratincoles flying over the Chobe River – a hugely impressive sight.
A lone Sable bull came down to drink from the Chobe River early one morning. It was such a peaceful scene.
A typical scene where a family group of Elephants has come down to drink from the Chobe River when it was especially hot around three thirty in the afternoon.
Looking from the veranda of Bill and Judy Pierce’s lodge in Eagle’s Rock Estate.
A view of the main gorge winding its way through Eagle’s Rock Estate.
Swarming flocks of Red-billed Queleas at a waterhole in Etosha National Park. The little Garbar Goshawks were having a great time trying and in many instances successfully catching Queleas.
A breeding herd of Elephant object to us watching them at a waterhole in Etosha National Park.
Mid afternoon at a waterhole in Etosha where a wide variety of animals and birds come down to drink. It was usually all peaceful until the lions arrived. It is amazing to watch breeding herds of Elephant patiently wait their turn to drink at the waterhole.
A herd of Elephant drink as the sun was setting – a perfect silhouette opportunity.
A road in Kruger Park seen when travelling to the Numbi Gate.
A peaceful early morning scene in Mashatu Game Reserve overlooking a herd of Elephants feeding. It is beautifully green in summer. Winter is a harsh time for the animals, particularly the grazers.
A Klipspinger crossing the Majole River in Mashatu Game Reserve.
Looking out from a high point across the Mashatu Game Reserve towards Venetia diamond mine way out in the distance.
Swarming flock of Red-billed Queleas partly obscure the Elephant and Giraffe in the background near a waterhole in Etosha National Park..
Vista from on top of a rocky ridge looking down on the Matabole River in Mashatu.
Elephants crossing the dry Matabole River in Mashatu in winter.
Giraffe gathering around a waterhole in Etosha to drink, joined by a thirsty female Ostrich.
A breeding herd of Elephants have just finished drinking and are making their way back into the Etosha bush to feed. They waited patiently for the previous herd to finish drinking before making their way down to drink.
An unusual sighting – a flock of Pelicans fly past along the Chobe River.
A bounty of animals and birds on the islands in the middle of the Chobe River where numerous Red Lechwe and Buffalo are found.
A breeding herd of Elephant have just crossed the Chobe River.
The waste disposal services team gather on a tree above an Elephant carcass.
Huge flocks of Collared Praincoles look to be flying just for the fun of it.
Thirsty family of Elephants drinking from the Chobe River.
A flock of Black Herons flying passed our boat on the Chobe River.
A breeding herd of Elephant have come to Elephant Valley on the Chobe River to drink and play.
A huge flock of Reed Comorants working co-operatively to hunt fish in the Borakalalo dam.
A gathering of Giraffe at a waterhole in Etosha.
A peaceful scene where a herd of Elephant is drinking from the Matabole River in Mashatu.
A small part of a large herd of Elephants feeding on the grasses in the vlei at Mashatu. After the recent flooding of the Limpopo it was beautifully green but much of the water had drained out after the dam wall was breached by the flood waters.
White water lilies in the foreground at the edge of a vlei in Mashatu
A vast vlei in Mashatu – home to many waterbirds and Elephant
Lechwe on the side of the Chobe river
A group of bull Elephant milling around on the banks of the Chobe River.
Layers of colour and texture. A vista from Puku Flats looking back towards the ridge along Chobe River near Elephant Valley
A reasonable size breeding herd of Elephant trooping through the flooded grasslands at Puku Flats on the Chobe River
Breeding herd of Elephant trooping through the flooded grasslands of Puku Flats with trunks up tasting the air – they could obviously smell us!
An evocative scene with Elephant splashing through the water at Puku Flats
On some mornings the surface of the Chobe River can look like glass. The beauty, stillness and serenity at these times fills the soul to overflowing.
In early May there were huge flocks of Collared Pratincoles on the islands in the Chobe River. When the flocks gets airborne they swarm like Starlings and Quelea and we got the impression at times they were flying for the sheer joy of it.
Early morning on the Chobe
Three pairs of Pygmy Geese disturbed by our boat on the Chobe river
Unusual to see a Elephant drinking first thing in the morning along the Chobe river