Photographic ranger Matt accurately said that we were in for a good “baby season”.We are pleased to share a few pictures of the abundance of new life on the reserve. Our thanks to rangers Chelee, Jone and Matt for the photographs.
Photo of the Week
Nothing says African Safari more clearly than the evocative call of the African fish eagle. These majestic birds can be seen perched in the treetops along the banks of both the Kariega and Bushman’s rivers in Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.
This week's photo of the week was taken by Kariega ranger and skilled photographer Jacques Matthysen, also known as Matt. The photograph captures the magnificent iridescent purple and blue of the African pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina picta).
Our photo of the week is a honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel in Afrikaans. Despite its name, it looks more like a weasel than any other badger.
Thanks to Kariega guest Keith Carney for sharing the beautiful blesbok picture with us after his safari experience. Do you know the difference between a blesbok and a bontebok?
We are very proud to announce that South African photographer Neil Aldridge has won the coveted title of 2014 European Wildlife Photographer of the Year with a photograph that he took at Kariega!
Thandi spends most of her time in the company of one of the other rhino cows on the reserve. We are excited that Thandi is likely to give birth to her own calf in early 2015