My Top 10 images of 2021

It is hard to believe that yet another year has come and gone. There have been so many great adventures out in the bush.

In this post I would like to share my 10 most popular images as liked by my followers on my various social media accounts taken during 2021.

This up and coming male leopard, called Euphorbia, managed to catch an impala during a dark and windy night. Enjoy the full post by clicking on the link.

The summer heat and humidity around the Lowveld allows for a great deal of insects to thrive. This dark-capped bulbul took full advantage of flying insects emerging from the ground in the Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

There are so many things to take in when spending time with elephants. They are very social animals and always seem to be on the move. If you ever have the opportunity to get up close to an elephant, look closer and notice what their wrinkled skin, hairs, eyelashes look like. There seem to be endless little details that one may not notice on first glance.

Undoubtedly one of my most incredible lion sightings for the year was watching an entire pride of lions emerge from the drainage line along the S100 in the Kruger National Park.

There is so much to say about baby hyenas. Their cute, adorable and oh so curious nature allows them to steal the show every time. This youngster popped its head out from one of the storm water drains along a road in the Kruger National Park. Always keep your eye open around these drains as there may be an active hyena den inside.

This image is one that still touches a nerve. It was the last sighting that I had of the gorgeous Othawa male lion before he was taken by rival male lions.

I have not spent too much time with this young male leopard, but the little time that I did provided some great sightings. It seems that he has left my area of the reserve and moved further off to the general Skukuza area in the Kruger National Park.

One of the big cats that I really enjoy spending time with is Cheetah. Although I do not get to see them all too often, I have captured some phenomenal memories with a mother and her two cubs.

It has been a long time since I have seen two sets of lion cubs in one pride. The Othawa lion cubs have stolen many hearts since they were all able to walk around and follow the pride.

During this photo there was an active flock of little bee-eaters that were moving between the dry river bed and my residence in the bush.

Thank You to everyone who has visited my Website, Blog and Shop during the year. I appreciate all the support, all the views, likes and comments on the various posts.

Enjoy spending the end of the year outdoors and hope you all manage to capture some wonderful wildlife memories.

6 Comments on “My Top 10 images of 2021

  1. What a treat this blog, it renders one especially emotional when intercontinental travel again faces more and more restrictions. Our coffee table is littered with XXL photo albums, containing pics like your favorites. We, and our guests, simply cannot get enough of them. As soon as possible we shall be there again, for the longing to visit your magnificent country and its wildlife is becoming too much to bear. Please keep up the good work of making us longing to come back again and make such wonderful pics ourselves. Thank you very, very much for sharing your top 10; although it is still hard to know that a truly magnificent lion has left us. Keep safe and we’ll.

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    • Thank you for the kind words Marianne, we all long to welcome you and everyone back again for good. It is sad about the Othawa male, but at least we have great memories of him.


  2. I see a coffee table book in the making. Cal, you have brought me great joy through your lens and the sensitive narration of your experiences. I look forward to every one of your posts and believe you have a great future.

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