OK, here is the second part of my best-of-the-All-Girls-Kgalagadi-Safari pictures!
My first decent picture of a Cape Fox (these guys are nocturnal):
African Wild Cats, nocturnal and it is VERY rare to see them during the day:
More adorable meerkats:
Momma lion and cub:
A warthog (extremely rare to see in the Kgalagadi as they like water, which is not abundant here):
A bat eared fox (another hard-to-photograph, nocturnal animal):
No, I'm kidding, they're lions! Can you tell now?:
A ruffled up Marshall Eagle trying to escape the heat of the day:
Momma and Poppa ostrich and their clumsy, adorable brood:
A springbok eating the vines of a tsamma melon:
A very odd little springbok:
He's odd simply because it wasn't the time of year for springboks to have their babies. In Afrikaans, there is a great term for this, laatlammetjie (prounced LAHT-LAMEEKEE) which can apply to animals & humans. As in, I, Lorena, eight years from my next sibling, am a laatlammetjie. Anyhoo.
We saw 25 giraffes on one day! That's almost half the population of the whole park:
A true, black-maned Kgalagadi lion. He was gorgeous:
But he and his friends were very lazy & sleepy:
Another gorgeous secretary bird:
A pygmy falcon:
Tree & its shadow:
Psych! It's a frigging leopard under there!!!! Behold, the powers of Photoshop:
My first leopard! At that moment, I SO, SO wished Aaron could have come with us. He's been wanting to see a leopard since we got to SA. Ah well ... next time. Cuz, yeah, there's gonna be a next time ... Soon!