Atmospheric Images in One Kruger Day Trip
When the Bush Speaks
When the bush speaks, a camera will capture its mood better than words. A Kruger day trip, should be an occasion to let your understanding of nature around you capture your emotions, then let your camera speak through the lens and let the light work in your favor. If I am right, then the following images should do what I said. Which is convey to you the emotion of this bush atmosphere. There were another eleven good contenders which were axed to leave these.
When is a zebra not a zebra? When it’s a crossing… We get bored without anyone to talk to.
Do you think he cleared all the thorns before he lay down?
I would imagine this one’s ancestors ate the bugs that left the holes.
It always amazes me that in this heat (38°C – 100°F) that the sand stays wet so far from the water.
I have often wondered how the buffalo handle the crocs in situations like this, because this is a common habit for them, even alone.
Leopard stopped for a quick drink. I know, because we were following him to get a photo. Had a quick drink and jumped the stream and disappeared into the bush again. Remember in this Kruger day trip we saw all the big five except black rhino.
Some pictures make useful symbols in an unsolicited manner.
This is a common stance for Cape buffalo, when one stands guard while the other sleeps.
As the camera and minutes ticked by, this bloke became more and more ticked off, getting closer and closer, so we left, giving him peace of mind. Always check out if the elephant you are near is not in musth, before you try long photo ops. Also switch off your radio or tape, elephants are disturbed by low tone bass sounds that sound like subsonic signals. Elephants use subsonic sound to communicate with one another and you confuse their messaging system. Don’t leave your sound on low volume because that won’t help, ‘turn it off’, they can feel the vibration of the speakers. To save yourself getting a tusk through your speaker, here’s a good reminder to stay sweet.
I am amazed elephants are as patient as they are these days and you never know if anyone pipped them off recently and with that memory they have, I am always on the lookout.
I do paintings of elephant often and therefore I’m always eager to get useful images. As you can see this bull got quite close. We took a 4×4 track away from the crowd and were the only ones in the vicinity. Nice tusks for one so beaten up over time.
You will have noticed, the theme throughout, is staying out of the heat, in the best way possible, except for the elephant, who had just come from a mud bath, with wet mud still on his head and back.
I can tell you that writing takes up a fraction of time compared to editing and posting images. But we thought you all may enjoy some varied images. Hope that is true?
This one was done by Moz because it was Cari’s birthday. Anyway, I also have a good memory and my birthday is still coming up, for the next Kruger day trip.