Heavy Mating and Fishing!

While I was in the Lowveld for my training course I spent a few hours at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

Besides many good bird shots I took a series of pictures of mating Hippos. Because of their size/weight they mate in the water. For most of the mating time one sees only the male but in the quite lengthy process the female occasionally surfaces to get some air.

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My favorite lake panic bird picture is of a Malachite Kingfisher returning from fishing. I also got images of a Brown-hooded Kingfisher, a Woodland Kingfisher and a Pied Kingfisher. A good Kingfisher day!

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On the way to Lake Panic I passed the Sabi River. This Elephant bull almost disappeared in the high grass along the river bank.

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I enjoyed the Sabi Sands, Kruger and Lake Panic!

… and I am back home at Thanda 🙂 …

4 Replies to “Heavy Mating and Fishing!”

  1. Lovely photos of the kingfishers and the others very long grass in Kruger look forward to the Thanda photos again
    Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you!

  2. Great Pictures, love the Hippos. I think they are very unique. I enjoy seeing them on tv and one day I hope to get the opportunity to observe them up close and in person. They are so beautiful.I like the shots of the Malachite too. Glad to see your home, hope your course went ok. Have A Great One!!

  3. I love all your pictures. I really enjoy seeing your bird pictures as so many of these birds I’ve never seen. Great work!

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