Tag: Nature

West Coast adventure

I had been looking forward to another trip to West Coast National Park for quite some time now. It was decided that the sunny Saturday after the recent rains would be a great day to visit the park. A friend and I headed out… Continue Reading “West Coast adventure”

Reflections

A windless day in Cape Town provides the most amazing sights around water sources. I experienced such a day at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape Town. I headed out early morning as usual and found myself sitting in the Sunset Hide. There was not… Continue Reading “Reflections”

Piercing Eyes

Spending time in nature must be one of the most relaxing experiences, but at 2 Degrees Celsius that experience is not all that relaxing. I was up and about early on Sunday morning and decided to head out to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape… Continue Reading “Piercing Eyes”

Solstice Full Moon

This year marked a very special winter solstice (southern hemisphere). It was the first solstice since 1967 that coincided with a full moon. I planned this event in order to witness the full moon rise over the Tygerberg Hill close to home. I saw… Continue Reading “Solstice Full Moon”

Camouflaged Chameleon

It has been a long while since I have seen a Chameleon. So long ago, it might have been since childhood days. It has been wet and cold in Cape Town recently and I have been longing to take my camera out. I found… Continue Reading “Camouflaged Chameleon”

Black Harrier Surprise

Visiting a nature reserve for the first time is always exciting for me. My first visit to West Coast National Park was exactly that and I was even rewarded with a very special sighting. My first experience in the park was in the beginning… Continue Reading “Black Harrier Surprise”

Egret Dance Off

Having spent a lot of time hanging around wetland reserves, I’ve become accustomed to various hunting strategies from different birds. However, there was still one amusing strategy to be seen. I made my way to my local Sunset Hide at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in… Continue Reading “Egret Dance Off”

Bontebok National Park

Just outside the picturesque town of Swellendam, lies the Bontebok National Park. I made a visit to this Sanparks reserve for the first time in March and thoroughly enjoyed the days outing. Not quite knowing what to expect from the park, I was pleasantly… Continue Reading “Bontebok National Park”

My first Lion kill

Seeing the “King Of The Jungle” is such a thrilling feeling. On my first trip to Kruger I was lucky enough to see five different sightings of this magnificent beast. After a very uneventful morning drive, my friend and I drove back to our… Continue Reading “My first Lion kill”

Jackal Buzzard takes off

I made a quick visit to Tygerberg Nature Reserve on Freedom Day. There was another beautiful sunrise before the gates opened, but the weather started playing up and the clouds quickly rolled in. There really wasn’t much action so I decided to cut the… Continue Reading “Jackal Buzzard takes off”