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May 18th, 2014

African Wildlife Roundup

Posted By Ian Plant
Lion in grass, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) I spent several weeks in Africa in February, but I haven’t had a chance until now to sort through everything. You might have seen my previous post with images of wild dogs, but that’s not all I saw during my trip. Here’s a few more of the exciting wildlife encounters I had …
March 29th, 2014

Wild Dogs (Couldn’t Drag Me Away)

Posted By Ian Plant
Wild dogs 9
(© Ian Plant) During a recent trip to Botswana, I had the pleasure of witnessing a remarkable natural spectacle when I came upon a pack of African wild dogs sparring with a female gemsbok. The pack, numbering at least ten dogs, had just killed the gemsbok’s baby, but she wasn’t ready to give up her …
September 27th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Outstanding Friendship’ by Fabian Gieske – Kalahari Desert, Botswana, Southern Africa

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Sirga the lioness lion plays hugs with a person silhouette against a sunset in Botswana Southern Africa
In January 2013 I volunteered at Modisa Wildlife Project in the middle of the Kalahari, Botswana. They take care of thirty-one abandoned lions who have been saved from being shot. This is where the story of Sirga the lioness began. She was one of three cubs but got pushed out of the pride. The others …
October 10th, 2012

In the Company of Elephants : 2013 Safari

Posted By Kevin Schafer
African Elephant, (Loxodonta africana) mother and calves
This image was not planned, just a quick shot as a line of elephants passed close by to our vehicle. As always, the young animals stayed close to their mother, especially the little one, just a few months old and still nursing. What I have always loved about this picture is the graceful lines of …