Photo of the Week

Thandi the Rhino - Photos May 2014

Kariega Rhino Thandi May2014 3Rhinos are one of the few megaherbivores (plant-eaters that weigh more than 900 kilograms or 2,000 pounds) still alive. Recently their numbers have been dramatically reduced with the increase of poaching. Poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa during 2013 and 376 have been reportedly killed by poachers this year. We simply cannot allow them to become extinct.

Photo: Eastern Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Southern Dwarf Chameleon Kariega Tayla Mc CurdyChameleons are a fascinating type of lizard. There are approximately 160 species that come in a range of colours, most with the amazing ability to change colour. Kariega is home to the beautiful southern dwarf chameleon which occurs only in the Eastern Cape

Close-up Rhino Eye

Rhino Close Up Horn Kariega Game Reserve Peter MillsLast week's photo of the week touched on the beauty of our own human gaze, but what of the rhino gaze and the gaze of every living creature we are lucky to encounter?

Playful Buffalo at Kariega

Cape Buffalo Eastern Kariega Game Reserve Playful  (4)While this series of entertaining photos shows a playful buffalo that appears to be nuzzling the game ranger in delight, Buffalos are in fact incredibly dangerous and often aggressive creatures that are able to do a lot of damage with their extremely powerful and large horns.

Guest experience with Black-backed Jackal

Caroline Ann Evans Kariega JackalKariega guest Rowan Seagers recently sent us a great image of a jackal sighting, commenting: “My visit to Kariega was much too short! I went out on game drive with Tayla and she managed to find us 4 different white rhino, a black rhino, a herd of elephants, plenty of antelope and general game, and one of my highlights, this jackal attempting to hunt guinea fowl...

Imperfectly perfect giraffe

Giraffe Through Tree Kariega Game Reserve Safari Peter MillsThis week's photo of the week reminds us of the strange layers and intricacies of nature. While a snowflake or a spider's web may be perfectly symmetrical, there are other kinds of delicacies that are just as perfect.

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