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Animal pictures from South Africa

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Gruncle 01
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Animal pictures from South Africa

Post by Gruncle 01 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:25 pm

Went on a trip to South Africa in August 2017 and spent some time photographing some of the animals. I went to Boulder Beach, Simons Town to look at the African penguins which are also known as Jackass penguins due to their noisy call.
Then travelled the Garden route and stopped at the Garden Route Game lodge for 3 nights and managed 5 safari tours out to watch the animals.
Followed that with Whale watching in Plettenberg Bay and also to Monkey Land Primate Sanctuary at Plettenberg Bay where the monkeys roam free so they do come right up to you as they move around between the trees and the ground.
Hope you enjoy seeing the pictures.

Boulder Beach, Simons Town.
ImageSouth African or Jackass penguins, Boulder Beach 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageSouth African or Jackass penguins, Boulder Beach 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageSouth African or Jackass penguins nesting, Boulder Beach 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageAnyone seen my Mum, young South African or Jackass penguin, Boulder Beach 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina
ImageHippopotamus, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageEland, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageEgyptian Goose, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageGemsbok, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageGiraffe, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageJust Looking, Giraffe, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageCheetah, Mother and 3 cubs, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageWhite Rhino, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageMale Ostrich, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageBuffalo, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageWaterbuck, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageCrowned Lapwing/Plover, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageZebra, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageAl Fresco meals, Male Lion and Springbok, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageMale Lion, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageFemale Lion, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageNile Crocodile, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageElephants, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageImpala, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageCheetah cub, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageAnother Cheetah cub, Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertina 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

Whale watching, Plettenberg Bay.
ImageSouthern Right Whale, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageBreaching Southern Right Whale, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageAnother Breaching Southern Right Whale, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageBreaching Southern Right Whale, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageBreaching Southern Right Whale, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageBreaching Southern Right Whale, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageThe 2 Southern Right Whales after Breaching, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

Image3 more Southern Right Whales, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImagePod of Bottle nosed Dolphins, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

Monkey Land Primate Sanctuary, Plettenberg Bay.
ImageSpider Monkey, Monkey Land, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageVervet, Monkey Land, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageCapuchin, Monkey Land, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageGibbon, Monkey Land, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageHowler monkey with baby, Monkey Land, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageRuffed Lemur, Monkey Land, Plettenberg Bay 2017 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

pg1610
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Re: Animal pictures from South Africa

Post by pg1610 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:13 pm

Nice set Michael, S Africa is where my wife wants to go for her 60th birthday so this gives some ideas of what could be seen

witje
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Re: Animal pictures from South Africa

Post by witje » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:01 pm

Nice pics. Been there in 2019. A little bit of jealousy because I didn’t spot a Cheetah in the 3 weeks I was there.

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Re: Animal pictures from South Africa

Post by dragonchaser » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:36 pm

Super stuff, you certainly saw a huge variety during this trip.

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Re: Animal pictures from South Africa

Post by Skywatcher » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:30 am

Those are superb,particularly like the Penguins saw a bbc program the other day called Met The Family,all varieties of Penguins coverd ,fascinating birds ,also the mother monkey with baby is very sweet ,awwwww....
Thanks for sharing these ,excellent set
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raptor9
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Re: Animal pictures from South Africa

Post by raptor9 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:03 pm

Lovely!. My favourite country, very beautiful, though it has a lot wrong with it!!. Got great video,over two trips. Never saw a cheetah, despite three days in Pilansberg and 4 days in the Kruger, where we got charged twice by bull elephants. Scary.......Superb pictures from you, and great memories revived.

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Re: Animal pictures from South Africa

Post by XR713 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:12 am

Thank you for sharing.

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