Our picturesque Eastern Cape game reserve hosted another successful Africa Geographic Travel photographic safari between 9 - 13 May 2014.
Photo of the Week
Rhinos 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.
Chameleons 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
Last 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?
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.
Kariega 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...
This 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.
Thandi has not been in a photographic mood too much of late. But here are some recent pictures taken by Jason Loest - Kariega operations manager and Thandi's keeper. She's pictured with the young calf (not so small anymore!) of her female companion. Thanks Jason for sharing with us.
Photo of the week featuring a beautiful close-up of the trunk of an African Elephant plus 5 interesting facts about their incredible trunks. Thanks to Helena Atkinson for sharing this amazing image.
The UK Daily Express newspaper recently featured our Kariega lion cubs in their paper.