Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Jewel in the desert

Adult Black Kite preparing to take off at Nossob Hide

Back from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, amazingly ±900km away.
Had great time birding, seeing some of the birds I have always wanted to photograph and met amazing people. I stayed one night at Twee Rivieren then proceeded to the interior of the park at Nossob, had a great time amidst the roaring lions.
After spending four awesome days traversing the park, birding and viewing wild life; I am going to give out this trip report in parts so that I cover everything.
Here are some of the high lights (Right-click on the image to enlarge)

A juvenile Black Kite crash landing
Adult Black Kite taking a break in the afternoon 
Secretarybird striding across the veld
Stretching its legs before take off

Kori Bustard in great numbers seen walking sedately and slowly

Standing next to my "old faithful"
Time to take a break from the scorching sun at a picnic spot between Kamqua and Rooibrak water holes. 


  1. Very beautiful collection and hope to see them one day.

  2. I am so happy to have discovered your blog!
    We lived in SA for a long time breeding parrots, so discovering or rediscovering the avian SA world is a great excitement for me!
    What a great array of picture you are showing! And the are so alive with movement!
    I'll certainly go through your photography in details very soon!
    Keep going and happy birding!

    1. Thanx for paying a visit to my blog.You are valuable.

  3. Love that crash-landing image of the kite.. its!! Lovely set... :)